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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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Dr. Richard Long
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Colonel Leo Vitelli
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Burke (as Dwayne Macopson)
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Gomez
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Storyline

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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Keeping cool is a matter of life and death. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the mountain chase scene, the lead terrorist decides to fire on the fleeing heroes and he makes the comment "Get the M-79 ready, prep the launcher". However, the weapon he fires into the tanker truck is a shoulder mounted RPG or possibly a LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon). The M-79 that he referred to is actually a hand held grenade launcher. See more »

Quotes

Vaughn: Don't worry, I'm a professional, this won't hurt a bit
Tim Mason: Well, I am an amateur! This is gonna hurt like hell!
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Referenced in Hunting Humans (2002) See more »

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A waste of celluloid......
20 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Cheesy, predictable plot, with no movement. Stereotypical from beginning to end. The lighting and camera angles reminded me of something from a made for TV movie. While the movie tried to be funny, it was far from it.


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