Thriller from the 80s/90s where people are poisoned and need to find an antidote or die after a set number of hours.

I remember seeing this movie on TV a long while ago about people who have been poisoned, or gone through some procedure, and need to find the antidote or die within either 24 or 36 hours, I’m not sure.

I know that it’s an action film, I remember shootout scenes and all. There’s a scene mid-film where the protagonist’s girlfriend dies from the poison/procedure and it’s really gruesome, with her entire body falling apart piece by piece.

I also remember that in the end, the protagonist and his friend are unable to get the antidote or whatever they need to save themselves and the last shot is of them walking into a fog talking and laughing, resigning to their fate.

This has been in the back of my head for a LONG long time now, can anyone help? 🙂

1 thought on “Thriller from the 80s/90s where people are poisoned and need to find an antidote or die after a set number of hours.

  1. Dead Heat (1988), definitely.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094961/

    A buddy cop zombie comedy, so bad it’s good.

    One of the final films for Vincent Price and also one of the only films where Shane Black (writer/director) had a small acting role – he’s one of the cops in the first shootout scene.

    (Also, yay – I finally got to solve one first 🙂 )

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