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
Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Michael Keaton, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Patrick Swayze, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Michael Biehn, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, John Travolta, John Malkovich, James woods, Willem Dafoe, Gary Sinise, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lambert, Rutger Hauer, and Michael Nouri were considered to play Frank Sullivan. See more »
In the 1969 scene where there are divers checking the river, there is a diver in a small aluminum boat with a modern (late 90's or early 00's) Evinrude outboard motor on it. See more »
I don't know who you are, I don't know why you're doing this, but let me tell you something, asshole, you stay away from me and my family.
Listen, I don't know how this is, but it's me, little Chief.
Hey, hey, I am warning you, you touch my kid, I'll hunt you down 'til the day I die.
But you already died!
What are you talking about?
The Buxton fire.
Oh, and when did that happen, 30 years ago?
October 12th, 1969.
That's tomorrow, I ain't dyin in no fire tomorrow or any other day, ...
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The idea of this film is pretty original; I don't think I've ever heard of a story so well-thought out about time-travel/alternate time-lines before. The idea is based on the main character being able to communicate with his father, who's been dead for 30 years. His father hears it then, 30 years earlier. They quickly do some things that shouldn't have happened back then, which then changes the future(or present). The movie deals very well with how they change the future back and forth. The plot is very good, the acting is superb and the characters are all believable. The special effects are very good. The very idea behind the film is very good, but the way it develops so much further is amazing. The ending, while it may seem corny too some, and is, by all means, a bit of a typical Hollywood ending(some might even call it a cop-out), but personally I just think it worked better than anything else could have. I'd recommend this to pretty much anyone who can watch a movie where they have to suspend disbelief, but especially anyone into time-travel or alternate time-lines, as this is, in my opinion, one of the best movies made, concerning this subject. 8/10
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