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Chill Factor | 1999 | R | - 1.7.7

A diner employee (Skeet Ulrich) and an ice-cream truck driver (Cuba Gooding Jr.) must keep a deadly chemical bomb chilled (it blows up when it reaches 50 degrees Fahrenheit) and out of the hands of a vengeful former military officer who's chasing them. Also with Peter Firth, David Paymer, Jim Grimshaw, Hudson Leick, Dwayne Macopson, Judson Mills, Jordan Mott, Bob Penny and Tommy Smeltzer. [1:47]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man briefly kisses another on the cheek in happiness. We see many shirtless men in one scene.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A massive explosion kills many people; we see men with very bloody sores all over their bodies, a man whose feet are missing (we see his very bloody leg stumps) and a man whose skin has mostly disintegrated (his face and body are extremely bloody). In another scene, an explosion causes a man's face to disintegrate bloodily, then his entire body turns to ashes and falls to the ground. A few men's throats are slit (we hear a slicing noise but see no blood), a man is stabbed in the chest (we see some blood as he pulls the knife out), a few men are shot and killed (one has lots of blood on his clothing and hands) and a man is shot in the leg (we see some blood spray from the wound) but isn't fatally injured. A man on a motorcycle is hit in the head by part of a truck and tumbles to the ground; we briefly see his lifeless, non-bloody body lying on the side of the road. A man shooting at a moving truck is run over. Two men punch each other repeatedly while inside and on top of a moving truck; one nearly falls off and the other is hit in the head by a rock overhang (we see the impact and some spraying blood) and falls onto the windshield of another car. A man knees a woman in the crotch and head, then fights with another man (they punch and kick each other repeatedly). Some shoves, kicks to the back and arm, and a man is hit in the face with a gun. A man is briefly and mildly shocked when trying to fix something under the hood of his car. Two men in a boat go sledding down a hill, through a thick forest, and fall off a cliff and into water below (neither are injured). A growling dog jumps on a man and knocks him down, but doesn't hurt him. Lots of threatening with guns and lots of reckless driving; a couple of cars collide and one turns on its side, but no passengers are injured. We see some fires and explosions, mostly due to bombs hitting cars and land. We see a corpse with a bloody face and slit throat carried on a stretcher and a corpse with bloody clothing hanging in a room a couple of times. We see several people with bloody facial cuts, a wounded man spitting blood, a bloody fishing lure and puddles of blood on a floor.


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LANGUAGE 7 - About 12 F-words, lots of anatomical references, lots and lots of scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and a few insults.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Chemical bombs, the military, revenge, theft, brief marijuana use.

MESSAGE - The unlikeliest people can become heroes.

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