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Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 28 April 2000 (USA)
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Gordo Hersch
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Samantha Thomas
Daniel Henson ...
Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
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Graham Gibson
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Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
Jack McCormack ...
Commander Butch O'Connell
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Butch Foster
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Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
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Sissy Clark
Richard Sali ...
Chuck Hayes
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A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via HAM radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother. The two men must now work together, 30 years apart, to find the murderer before he strikes so that they can change history--again. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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What if you could talk to someone you love... who has been dead for 30 years? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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28 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Prava frekvencija  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,025,584 (USA) (28 April 2000)

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$44,983,704 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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Elizabeth Mitchell later starred on the popular television series Lost (2004) as Juliet in which one of the main characters was named Jack Shepard. In Frequency, Shawn Doyle plays a character named Jack Shepard, and later had a guest role in season 5 of Lost: Eggtown (2008). Both shows recurring themes included time travel and alternate histories. See more »

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(at around 1 min) When the gasoline truck skids sideways, you can clearly see the dolly underneath the trailer which was used to make the trailer appear to skid broadside. See more »

Quotes

John Sullivan: Do exactly what I say ok?
Gordo Hersch: Bull hicky. You can't tell me what to do.
John Sullivan: Don't screw with me you little pisher, I know everything about you. I have complete knowledge of the universe.
Gordo Hersch: That's not true, only God knows...
John Sullivan: Oh, yeah well who put rubber cement in the coach's jockstrap, or who put the frog in Melissa Gluckman's locker and lets not forget about grandpa's laxative in the sweet potatoes last Thanksgiving. You did all that.
Gordo Hersch: What do you want Mister?
John Sullivan: Ok...
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References Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
Arranged by Carly Simon and Matthias Gohl (as Teese Gohl)
Performed by Carly Simon
Courtesy of The Baseball Film Project, Inc.
By Arrangement with Florentine Films
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Frequency is the first good movie of the year.
30 April 2000 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

The plot in Frequency is hard to believe, but the movie's twists, action, and dramatic moments cover up its uncertainties. The idea of how the past affects the future is not original, but the rest of the film is.

When I first saw the preview for Frequency, I thought that the idea of a son talking to a his deceased father over a radio was original and interesting. I didn't think, however, that the film would be very good. I was wrong though. The movie is packed with action, mystery, twists, and emotion. The love between the father and son is so real, as are the characters themselves.

Frequency uses remarkable use of film's ability to stretch out moments of time and intercut between different events. And as far as timing goes, this movie has stopwatch-precision. As a result, it can produce tears, outbursts of laughter, or dropping jaws in the audience.

I think the ending of the movie could be improved, but I still highly recommend seeing this film. As long as you don't worry too much about the plausibility of the time-lapse details, you'll enjoy it. After all, it's entertainment in its finest form.


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