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Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordo Hersch
Samantha Thomas
Daniel Henson ...
Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
Graham 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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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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$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$44,983,704 (USA) (8 September 2000)

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Did You Know?


Second of two supernatural thrillers of 30 year old murders from Gregory Hoblit. First was Fallen (1998). See more »


The 1969 world map does, correctly, indicate the Soviet Republics as distinct "countries" good for various radio awards. However, it looks like Rio de Oro (which in 1976 became Western Sahara after the Spanish left) is the same color as Morocco, which has occupied Western Sahara since soon after. In 1969, Rio de Oro would have had its own color. See more »


Frank Sullivan: [talking about the future] You're kidding. You mean, like those big field radios they use in the army?
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Touching Father-Son Fantasy Thriller
4 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, what a suspenseful film! This is a combination crime and fantasy story, a time-travel theme employed as a son is able to talk to his father 30 years in the past and help change history for the better. Far-fetched? Oh, of course, but it's not meant to be taken seriously as something that could happen. Like "Field Of Dreams," it's pure fantasy but a nice father-and-son vehicle that makes you - or at least it did me - bring a tear or two to your eyes.

The young guy is played by Jim Caviel and his dad is played by Dennis Quaid. Both are excellent and likable guys, as they usually are in the films they play. They talk to each other through an old ham radio. Through it, the son helps save his dad and mom's life on a few occasions and catch a serial-killer in the process. Well, you have to see it because explaining it just makes it sound silly. It's not; it's a fine movie and great escapist entertainment. Once you get into this story, it is impossible to put down. For New York City folks, and fans of the New York Mets, I would imagine this movie has added sentimentality.

Highly recommended.

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