Liam Neeson as Terrance Malcolm
Nicolas Cage as Marcellus Avici
Kate Mara as Tiffany Malcolm
Charlie Day as Kenny (“The Black Hacker”)
Michelle Monaghan as Meredith Ankle
Danny Glover as Former Black Ops Chief Nathaniel Curfew
Estimated Budget: $140,000,000
Estimated Box Office: $540,00,000 (Domestic),$ 128,000,000 (International)
Terrance Malcolm (Liam Neeson) was the greatest chemical weapons expert the United States military ever had. Specializing in bomb-making and liquid poisons, Malcolm was considered the deadliest man on the planet with a beaker.
After playing a major role in the United States’ Desert Storm domination, Terrance took his wife and infant daughter on a well-deserved vacation to the African Sahara. While on vacation, Terrance’s wife was eaten by a pack of hyenas. Upon arriving at the scene and breaking the necks of all seven hyenas involved in the attack, Terrance immediately deciphered from the beasts’ dead, yellow eyes that the U.S. government had been feeding the hyenas one of the poisons he created – driving them crazy with rage and hunger as a result.
In that moment, Terrance Malcolm swore he’d never use his chemical expertise for destruction ever again.
It is now the present day. Terrance Malcolm lives a humble life with his now 20-year-old daughter Tiffany (Kate Mara). Terrance never really got over the death of his wife, and as a result, he has become extremely over-protective of Tiffany. He hates for her to go on dates or be out of his sight in general for more than a few hours.
In his spare time, Terrance applies his unequaled chemistry skills to a new passion: Instead of creating weapons and poisons, Terrance set up a lab in his basement to brew new drinks and tonics meant to be enjoyed by all.
In all of his experimenting with flavors and ingredients, Terrance has always had one ultimate goal in mind: To recreate the recipe for Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler, the delicious citrus juice that Terrance and Tiffany used to drink together when she was a small child.
On the day of Tiffany’s 21st birthday, Terrance is working on some new drink recipes when he realizes he’s finally done it: He has finally recreated Ecto Cooler. His recipe is a perfect match of Hi-C’s original. Terrance, flush with happiness, fills an elaborate bottle with his Ecto Cooler juice to give to Tiffany as her 21st birthday gift. Pocketing the recipe, lest he misplace it, Terrance goes out to pick up balloons and a cake before Tiffany returns home later…
At the grocery store, Terrance runs into Meredith Ankle (Michelle Monaghan), a single mom from the neighborhood who clearly wants to book two tickets to bone city with Terrance. She tells him that she’s tired of waiting for him, and so she’s taking it upon herself to ask Terrance out on a date. Terrance shyly accepts and they make plans for dinner the next night.
Terrance returns home with cake and balloons and calls out for Tiffany. But Tiffany is nowhere to be found. Exploring the house for his daughter, Terrance notices that the door to his basement lab has been damaged – almost like a struggle happened there. He walks down to his basement lab and sees that all his equipment has been smashed. And the bottle of Ecto Cooler is gone.
And that’s when Terrance Malcolm’s phone rings.
On the other end of the phone is Marcellus Amici (Nicolas Cage). Amici is the leading supplier of chemical weapons to terrorist groups around the world. Marcellus was once Terrance’s assistant in the Military, but Marcellus’ hair-trigger temper caused the great chemical expert to dismiss him. Through years of study and ruthless ambition, Amici has now become the king of his field. His brilliance in chemicals is exceeded by only one man on the entire planet. (Terrance.)
Over the phone, Marcellus explains that through his research, he discovered that Ecto Cooler juice – combined with anthrax and rubbing alcohol – produced the deadliest chemical weapon in human history. A sniff of this stuff from 3 miles away would be enough to kill a man. He calls the recipe for this deadliness, “Formula 666”. And it stands to make him billions of dollars from terrorists around the world. But before he can make his fortune, Marcellus needs one thing: Terrance’s recipe for Ecto Cooler.
Terrance asks Marcellus why he would ever give him the Ecto Cooler recipe. In response, Marcellus puts a bound and gagged Tiffany on the phone. Tiffany, kidnapped at home only an hour before, screams for her Dad. Marcellus informs Terrance that in addition to taking his daughter, he also stole the only actual batch of Ecto Cooler in existence from Terrance’s lab. This batch allowed Marcellus to create just enough Formula 666 to kill Tiffany. And kill her he will, unless Terrance delivers the Ecto Cooler recipe to Marcellus in 24 hours, so mass production on Formula 666 can begin.
This pisses Terrance Malcolm right off. Telling Marcellus that he’s a man with a very particular set of chemical abilities, Terrance vows to find Marcellus and kill him. Terrance slams down the phone and one thing is obvious: It’s time to come out of retirement.
And so Terrance must storm Marcellus’ secure and deadly compound by doing the thing he does best: creating bombs and chemical weapons on the fly out of random materials and liquids he finds lying around. With each guard that he takes out, each bomb that he launches, and each viral poison that he concocts, Terrance discovers the rage that he’s been bottling for 20 years since his wife died. And the poor souls on the receiving end of that rage will have no choice but to die for getting in Terrance’s way – until the inevitable final showdown between Terrance and Marcellus determines who will come out victorious. Because when it’s chemical genius vs. chemical genius, teacher vs. student, father vs. criminal… the last batch of Ecto Cooler goes to the last man standing…
Ecto Killer is a tall, action-packed drink of juice that will have you reaching in the fridge for another glass. Filled to the brim with violence, explosions, and revenge, Ecto Killer is a brutal thrill-ride that examines what lengths a man will go to in order to protect the things he cares about. A showcase of everything we love about movies, Ecto Killer will have you THIRSTY for more!
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