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
Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Michael Keaton, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Patrick Swayze, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Michael Biehn, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, John Travolta, John Malkovich, James Woods, Willem Dafoe, Gary Sinise, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lambert, Rutger Hauer, and Michael Nouri were considered to play Frank Sullivan. See more »
(at around 15 mins) When John is looking at the scrapbook, he turns to a page with a pasted-in newspaper clip that says "Amazin's Take Game 2." In the next shot, the clip isn't pasted on but folded in half and John has to open it to see it. See more »
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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