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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.


Gregory Hoblit


Toby Emmerich
3,932 ( 241)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Frank Sullivan
Jim Caviezel ... John Sullivan
Shawn Doyle ... Jack Shepard
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Julia Sullivan
Andre Braugher ... Satch DeLeon
Noah Emmerich ... Gordo Hersch
Melissa Errico ... Samantha Thomas
Daniel Henson Daniel Henson ... Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
Jordan Bridges ... Graham Gibson
Stephen Joffe ... Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
Jack McCormack Jack McCormack ... Commander Butch O'Connell
Peter MacNeill ... Butch Foster
Michael Cera ... Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
Marin Hinkle ... Sissy Clark
Richard Sali 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What if you could talk to someone you love... who has been dead for 30 years? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

28 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prava frekvencija See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dennis Quaid received 16 stitches just above his hairline after being injured in the stunt where he slides down the construction funnels during the warehouse fire. He had to remove his helmet as a story element. If not for that, he wouldn't have been injured. See more »


When the firefighters attend the warehouse fire, they are wearing lights on their helmets that did not come into use until the 1970s. See more »


John: Shoulda, woulda, coulda, pal.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


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Good film!
2 February 2012 | by grantchelsey54See all my reviews

Going into this film I had no idea what the true story line was. Is it a time travel film, is it a sci-fi film or is it a murder mystery? Well it's a little of each of these. Put behind you images of flying Delorians traversing through time and just let the film soak you in it's original story of what if. What if you could change history and bring back the ones you lost long ago. What if that power came with a price. Is it better to leave things as is or if given the chance to change the world you live in would you? These questions and more rise in this film that ask, would you, could you, should you. Dennis Quaid, in one of his best roles, is a fire fighter from New York in 1969. His hobby is ham radio when not rescuing people from near death in the line of duty. His son John is just a child and dreams of being a baseball player when he grows up. But in the realities of life somethings were not meant to be. John grows up and becomes a police officer working on the homicide squad in 1999, and his father never made it out of a burning building in 1969. On October 10th 1969 sun spots rise up the day before the fatal day in the warehouse. 30 years later the same event happens on the same day in 1999. John finds his fathers radio and begins to play with it and finds a man who seems to have the same call letters and last name. The sun spots allow his radio waves to traverse 30 years into the past to his father. He can save his life with the knowledge of the future and have him back in the present. This comes at a deadly price for in 1969 there is a serial killer who preys on nurses. Johns mother is a nurse. Together John and his father must stop this killer from taking more lives in a game of cat and mouse that unfolds, reverses, and progresses over the 30 year gap. Memories disappear and new ones open in there place, people survive and others die. All this leads to a fantastic final battle of old and new.

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