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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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Gregory Hoblit

Writer:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frekvencia See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,025,584, 30 April 2000

Gross USA:

$45,010,278

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,106,245
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New Line Cinema See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Mitchell broke her nose during production. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

John Sullivan: You on the job?
Jack Shepard: Long time ago. Do I know you?
John Sullivan: Do I look familiar?
Jack Shepard: No. What house you work?
John Sullivan: 7-4 homicide.
Jack Shepard: Hot shot.
John Sullivan: No, just working the job. As a matter of fact, I caught a case that goes back to your day. One of the Nightingale murders.
Jack Shepard: No kidding.
John Sullivan: No. Missing teenager, disappeared back in '68. Found her bones last week buried out by some old diner by Dyckman Street. Mary Finelli. Yeah, talk about dumb luck. The odds of anyone finding that 30 years later and the chance of hitting a dental? ...
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References Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

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Son of a Preacher Man
Written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Universal International Music, B.V.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
And under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A classic sci-fi mystery premise with solid delivery
18 June 2008 | by Movie_Muse_ReviewsSee all my reviews

"Frequency" is a film that finds a really easy way to your heart and keeps you captivated with a great mystery premise. If you're a sucker for time-travel films, you'll like this one right away. There's something about a son getting to talk to his dead father 30 years in the past and getting a second chance that is unavoidably likable.

John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel) is a homicide detective who comes across his father's old hamm radio. He makes a friend only to find that friend is actually his father (Dennis Quaid) 30 years ago, the same year that he died. After some convincing that it's all real, John explains to his father, a firefighter, that he dies trying to save someone on one particular job. When John saves his father's life, however, it alters the future and all of a sudden the Nightengale murders John has been researching become a bit personal.

The premise is unscratchable. A father and son speaking to each other through some strange time discrepancy, working together for a second chance for their family that was devastated by the accident. Caviezel and Quaid are great actors and they sell it well, even in their talk of of the 1969 Mets. It's a great father and son film, to say the very least about it.

The mystery element is nothing completely original and special, but for what this movie is really about, it doesn't particularly matter. This is just a really well-executed movie that understands what kind of film it is and doesn't try to go beyond that.


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