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Frequency (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  28 April 2000 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordo Hersch
Samantha Thomas
Daniel Henson ...
Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
Graham 'Gib' Gibson
Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
Jack McCormack ...
Commander Butch O'Connell
Butch Foster
Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
Sissy Clark
Richard Sali ...
Chuck Hayes


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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A son's only hope to stop a murder is the father who's been dead for 30 years. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prava frekvencija  »

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Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 709,278,410 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


Brian Greene:  the film's physics consultant appears early in the movie as himself, being interviewed by Dick Cavett. There are two scenes; one with old footage of Cavett interviewing Greene in 1969, then a scene with an interview in 1999 with contemporary footage of Cavett and an "aged" Greene. See more »


(at around 15 mins) When John is looking at the scrapbook, he turns to a page with a pasted-in newspaper clip that says "Amazin's Take Game 2." In the next shot, the clip isn't pasted on but folded in half and John has to open it to see it. See more »


John Sullivan: You went down 30 years ago pal you just don't know it yet.
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References Sea of Love (1989) See more »


Sea of Love
Written by Phil Phillips (as Philip Baptiste) and George Khoury
Performed by Phil Phillips and the Twilights
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A movie that strikes deep and stays with you

Changing the past to affect the future may not be a new concept in film, but "Frequency" handles it deftly and with heart. The acting is superb, and as far as I can tell the plot is nearly airtight. It keeps you on your toes as the story twists in what feels like six directions at once and keeps you in emotional sync with the characters. The past/present connections are stirring and intriguing, especially the single-flash cuts at pivotal moments. This is one of the few movies about which I can honestly say, "I laughed, I cried, I was scared stupid." Truly the only good movie so far this year.

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