FrequencyApril 28, 2000
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.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 7.3/10 (46,839 voted)
Critic's Score: 67/100
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle
A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via short-wave 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.
Julia 'Jules' Sullivan
Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
Graham 'Gib' Gibson
Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
Commander Butch O'Connell
Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
What would you do if you could change the past?
Release Date: 28 April 2000
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $9,025,584
(30 April 2000)
Did You Know?
the film's physics consultant appears early in the movie as himself, being interviewed by Dick Cavett. There are two scenes; one with old footage of Dick Cavett interviewing Brian Greene in 1969, then a scene with an interview in 1999 with contemporary footage of Dick Cavett and an "aged" Brian Greene.
When the father went into Sissy Clark's room, there's a single record playing. A skip between grooves on a 45 RPM record would be less than 1.5 seconds. But the loop was 2 or 3 seconds.
You changed your mo cause if they knew your mother was a nightingale, they would'a looked at the family. They would'a looked at you.
What are you lookin at?
Stealin your life away.
A movie that strikes deep and stays with you
Changing the past to affect the future may not be a new concept in film,
"Frequency" handles it deftly and with heart. The acting is superb, and as
far as I can tell the plot is nearly airtight. It keeps you on your toes as
the story twists in what feels like six directions at once and keeps you in
emotional sync with the characters. The past/present connections are
stirring and intriguing, especially the single-flash cuts at pivotal
moments. This is one of the few movies about which I can honestly say, "I
laughed, I cried, I was scared stupid." Truly the only good movie so far