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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 »

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

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Release Date:

28 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Prava frekvencija  »

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$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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Elizabeth Mitchell broke her nose during production. See more »


When John rides his bicycle in 1969, he wears a Mets batting helmet made in the 1980s. See more »


Frank: I'm not a cop, I'm a firefighter.
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25 May 2000 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

How far we've come! In the old days a final plot twist was a surprise, with the best being a surprise insight. Remember `No Way Out?' More recently we've had end twist insights that reinterpret the movie. In that case, what you learn at the end has you going over the whole film as you leave, wondering about which of your prior understandings need to be modified: `Sixth Sense,' and `Usual Suspects' come to mind.

But in those cases, the film is a story apart from your perception of it. Here now we have a story where your reinvention of what you know changes the story from the perspective of both you the viewer and the hero in the film. And it doesn't just happen at the end, but all through the last half. A new high in self-reference and experimentation with the role of the viewer in the narrative.

Worth seeing for this step in the evolution of the art.

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