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Frequency (2000)

 -  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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Gordo Hersch
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Samantha Thomas
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Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
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Graham 'Gib' Gibson
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Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
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Butch Foster
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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 talk to someone you love... who has 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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28 April 2000 (USA)  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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£261,559 (UK) (16 June 2000)

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ESP 709,278,410 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Elizabeth Mitchell plays Jim Caviezel's mother. In reality, Mitchell is younger than Caviezel. Similarly, though the story and Mitchell's portrayal suggest that her character is about the same age as her husband, played by Dennis Quaid, she is 16 years younger than Quaid. At the time of the film's release, Quaid had just turned 46, Caviezel was 31, and Mitchell was 30. See more »

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Young John Sullivan is right handed when he plays catch with his father. Old John Sullivan is later seen writing with his left hand. It's not unheard of for people to use a different hand for writing and throwing. See more »

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John Sullivan: You went down 30 years ago pal you just don't know it yet.
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Referenced in The Piano Teacher (2001) See more »

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On the Road Again
Written by Floyd Jones and Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Good idea, great execution
22 February 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

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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