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USA & UK: Warner Bros
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr, Hudson Leick, Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth, David Paymer, Kevin J O'Connor, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Judson Mills, Jordan Mott, Dwayne Macopson, Jim Grimshaw, Jeff Coopwood
Director: Hugh Johnson.
USA & UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: R for violence and language
UK Certificate: 15 for some strong language, moderate action violence and horror
USA Release Date: 3 September 1999
UK Release Date: 23 June 2000
CHILL FACTOR is a high-octane action film with comedy starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Skeet Ulrich and is Hugh Johnson's feature film directorial debut.
It's August 18 and the peace and quiet of Horn Island, a tiny tropical atoll in the South Pacific is shattered when a covert scientific-military operation, code name 'Elvis', goes terribly wrong. Eighteen servicemen are killed leaving the scientist behind the formula , Dr Richard Long (David Paymer) and the now disgraced officer-in-charge Major Andrew Brynner (Peter Firth) - the former out to protect the world, the latter out for revenge.
Ten years later on a hot summer day in the tiny town of Jerome, Montana, two young men are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tim Mason (Skeet Ukrich) works the night shift at the town diner. Arlo (Cuba Gooding Jr) is an ice cream deliveryman with some secrets of his own. Things heat up when Mason's mentor and fishing buddy Dr Long is fatally wounded by Major Brynner. He entrusts Mason with 'Elvis'. The highly volatile and frozen chemical substance could kill every living thing within hundreds of miles if it melts and activates. Before he dies Dr Long begs Mason to keep the chemical on ice and deliver it in Arlo's ice cream truck to Fort Magruder 90 miles away. Unfortunately Major Brynner and his tactical team are determined to retrieve 'Elvis'.