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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Hugh Johnson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Arlo
Skeet Ulrich ... Tim Mason
Peter Firth ... Colonel Andrew Brynner
David Paymer ... Dr. Richard Long
Hudson Leick ... Vaughn
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Colonel Leo Vitelli
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Telstar
Judson Mills ... Dennis
Jordan Mott Jordan Mott ... Carl
Darcas Macopson ... Burke (as Dwayne Macopson)
Jim Grimshaw ... Deputy Pappas
Richard Todd Aguayo Richard Todd Aguayo ... Gomez
K. Addison Young K. Addison Young ... Ranger at Dam
James Van Harper James Van Harper ... Ranger in Chopper
Tommy Smeltzer ... Deputy Art Lewis
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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 shoots the scientist but the scientist 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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The exterior diner scenes were filmed in the small town of Liberty, South Carolina. In real life, the diner is a wood shop and the $15/night hotel is a laundromat. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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A Movie Slightly Above Average of Other Action Movies
14 July 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chill Factor See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberty, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,529,231, 5 September 1999

Gross USA:

$11,263,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,788,676
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2.35 : 1
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