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Chill Factor (1999)

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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Dr. Richard Long
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Colonel Leo Vitelli
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Telstar
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Dennis
Jordan Mott ...
Carl
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Burke (as Dwayne Macopson)
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Richard Todd Aguayo ...
Gomez
K. Addison Young ...
Ranger at Dam
James Van Harper ...
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Deputy Art Lewis
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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 »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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1 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Carga mortal  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,810,531, 5 September 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,227,940, 24 October 1999
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2.35 : 1
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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: Kevin of the North (2001) and Snow Dogs (2002). See more »

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When Dr. Richard Long first takes 'Elvis' out of the fridge he is not wearing any gloves. In the next shot he is seen wearing large protective gloves. See more »

Quotes

Col. Andrew Brynner: Why? You're nothing, nobody! Why?
Tim Mason: You'd never understand.
Col. Andrew Brynner: I would have in another life. They took all that away and left me with nothing. But now I have it all.
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References The Rock (1996) See more »

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A Movie Slightly Above Average of Other Action Movies
14 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

A scientist (David Paymer) develops a biological lethal weapon and accidentally kills eighteen soldiers in an island during the tests. Colonel Andrew Brynner (Peter Firth) 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 (Skeet Ulrich) and an ice-cream trucker driver Arlo(Cuba Gooding Jr.) are negotiating. 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.

"Chill Factor" is not a bad film; indeed it is slightly above average for this type of action movie. There are some terrible cuts of the scenes in the edition and the egocentric Arlo is annoying most of the time. The deceptive conclusion makes this film forgettable. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Suando Frio" ("Sweating Cold")

Note: On 02 October 2015, I saw this film again.


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