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Chill Factor (1999)

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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.


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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

1 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carga mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberty, South Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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: Kevin of the North (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 »


Tim Mason: I need your truck.
Arlo: You're not taking my truck.
[Mason cocks his gun]
Arlo: How far you got to go?
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Far fetched plot, terrible dialogue, hopeless terrorists: bags of laughs
14 July 2005 | by Graham TuttSee all my reviews

There's only one reason to watch "Chill Factor", and that's Peter Firth (Colonel Andrew Brynner) and his bunch of totally useless elite commandos / terrorists.

The plot is awful, the dialogue is terrible, and it makes you wince to think that Cuba Gooding Jnr once won an Oscar. However, this movie contains some of the most useless bad guys you've ever seen .

Laugh out loud as one chap abseils into the path of a moving van, whilst another rides his motorbike into the grill of an oncoming truck. Grab your sides as Peter Firth delivers line after line of hilarious empty threats, movie clichés, and, in some cases, complete and utter rubbish.

The movie lacks pace (apart from a nicely done initial disaster) and has no idea which genre it belongs to. Is it a bad action movie, a send up, or a comedy buddy movie? Who knows? What I do know is that Peter Firth realised he was making an absolute stinker of a movie and took the opportunity to ham-it-up to the max. He's a serious contender for worst movie bad guy ever, who clearly recruits his goons from the school for the seriously challenged.

Watch out for his numerous attempts to steal best movie leer from John Voight in Anaconda!

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