Chill Factor (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  1 September 1999 (USA)
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A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Richard Long
Colonel Leo Vitelli
Jordan Mott ...
Burke (as Dwayne Macopson)
Deputy Pappas
Richard Todd Aguayo ...
K. Addison Young ...
Ranger at Dam
James Van Harper ...
Ranger in Chopper
Deputy Art Lewis


A scientist develops a biological lethal weapon and accidentally kills eighteen soldiers in an island during the tests. Colonel Andrew Brynner is the commander and becomes the scapegoat of the incident. He is sentenced to go to the prison for ten years. Along this period, he becomes unbalanced and decides to get the bomb to sell to terrorists. He commands a group of mercenaries to steal the bomb from the base where Dr. Richard Long is researching. He shots the scientist but he flees with the weapon to the convenience store where the clerk Tim Mason and an ice-cream trucker driver Arlo are negotiating ice-creams. Mason receive this weapon from the injured Dr. Richard Long, with an advice to keep it below 50 F. they try to reach a military fort and try to escape from the colonel's team that is hunting them down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This Fall, Action is served on the rocks, with a twist. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carga mortal  »

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Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,810,531 (USA) (3 September 1999)


£41,517 (UK) (23 June 2000)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Skeet Ulrich and Cuba Gooding Jr. previously appeared together in As Good as It Gets (1997). Both actors also later starred in films about sled dogs: Chilly Dogs (2001) and Snow Dogs (2002). See more »


When Officer Pappas is talking to Mason in Darlene's he places the cap on his coffee cup. The next time they show him the coffee cup has no lid and he grabs the lid to cover his coffee again See more »


Arlo: We're heroes, my man. It's time to start acting like it. Quit limping around like that.
Tim Mason: Excuse me, I got a bullet in my leg.
Arlo: Always the negative with you.
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Spoofs Speed (1994) See more »

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Funny and asinine!
18 March 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

The whole plot was tired and foolish, must of us know that. I myself happen to like cheesy and stupid action movies. Cuba was funny, as I thought he might be, even Skeet turned out to have slight humor in his bones. This is one of those movies where two guys hate each other at first, but end up becoming the best of pals. If you like dumb jokes, and asinine plots, you'll LOVE this movie!

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