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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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Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
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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 Reach Back In Time? What If You Could Change The Past? 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,025,584, 30 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,010,278

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,106,245
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On April 25, 2000, the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds played a game wearing their 1969 uniforms to promote the film. See more »

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At 07:32, after putting on Elvis's Suspicious Minds during the October 10th 1969 scene, the camera pans across the LP's in the album store box, with one of the album's being shown as 'Elvis in Concert', which wasn't released until October 1977, after his death. See more »

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John Sullivan: You changed your mo cause if they knew your mother was a nightingale, they would'a looked at the family. They would'a looked at you.
Jack Shepard: What are you lookin at?
John Sullivan: Stealin your life away.
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Features Hill Street Blues (1981) See more »

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Son of a Preacher Man
Written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Universal International Music, B.V.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
And under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A real treat from an unknown director.
23 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

An atmospheric phenomenon over New York City allows a firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via a short-wave radio. Once they establish who they are, they have little time for small talk since lives are about to be altered as they seek to influence the past. Not only that, but a serial killer known for what became known as the Nightingale Murders is now back on the scene. What have they done? What can they do? And more importantly now, who will get hurt? I personally have been delighted to find on line reviewers of this film to have been as pleasantly surprised as I was. Many have focused on the fact that they didn't know what to expect, and thus got rewarded for being in the dark as it were. So with that in mind, I'm not about to start delving into the film too much, because if you are a potential first time viewer then you really are better off going in with no expectation level. What can safely be said is that Frequency achieves a rare feat of successfully blending genres and thematics. Sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, thriller, crime and drama all come into play in unknown director Gregory Hoblit's film. Nicely written by Toby Emmerich, the film also benefits from its fine cast of actors. Leading man is Dennis Quaid, who might just be one of the most safest go to guys in his generation, and support comes from a pre-Jesus James Caviezel, Andre Braugher, Shawn Doyle and Elizabeth Mitchell.

Frequency is heartily recommended to those who don't need head twisting cinema before they can proclaim a film to be worthy of their time. Yes some things of course defy logic here, this is after all a fantasy led film. But with so many interesting themes going on amongst the cross time molded core, Frequency rises above any charge of being merely popcorn fodder. Smart, warm and exciting, see this one if you can. 7.5/10


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