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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.

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Sullivan
... John Sullivan
... Jack Shepard
... Julia Sullivan
... Satch DeLeon
... Gordo Hersch
... Samantha Thomas
Daniel Henson ... Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
... Graham Gibson
... Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
Jack McCormack ... Commander Butch O'Connell
... Butch Foster
... Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
... Sissy Clark
Richard Sali ... Chuck Hayes
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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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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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The TV series Frequency (2016) is based on this movie, but there are several key difference in the TV show. Frank Sullivan is a police detective, instead of a firefighter. In the TV show he has a daughter named Raimy, instead of a son. Also Frank ends up separated from his wife, who ends up murdered, instead of still being happily married. See more »

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Addresses in Bayside, Queens don't have addresses in triple digit format. All addresses on 42nd Avenue are hyphenated. 343 42nd Avenue is not a possible address, whereas 214-02 42nd Avenue could be. See more »

Quotes

Frank Sullivan: Why don't we tame this bronco, huh? You and me, spirit and guts.
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References Logan's Run (1976) See more »

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Suspicious Minds
Written by Francis Zambon
Performed by Elvis Presley
By Arrangement with The RCA Records, Label of BMG Entertainment
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Touching Father-Son Fantasy Thriller
4 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Wow, what a suspenseful film! This is a combination crime and fantasy story, a time-travel theme employed as a son is able to talk to his father 30 years in the past and help change history for the better. Far-fetched? Oh, of course, but it's not meant to be taken seriously as something that could happen. Like "Field Of Dreams," it's pure fantasy but a nice father-and-son vehicle that makes you - or at least it did me - bring a tear or two to your eyes.

The young guy is played by Jim Caviel and his dad is played by Dennis Quaid. Both are excellent and likable guys, as they usually are in the films they play. They talk to each other through an old ham radio. Through it, the son helps save his dad and mom's life on a few occasions and catch a serial-killer in the process. Well, you have to see it because explaining it just makes it sound silly. It's not; it's a fine movie and great escapist entertainment. Once you get into this story, it is impossible to put down. For New York City folks, and fans of the New York Mets, I would imagine this movie has added sentimentality.

Highly recommended.


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