Frequency

Directed By: Gregory Hoblit Starring: Jim Caviezel Dennis Quaid

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A once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon of nature allows a young police officer to reach back into time to save the life of his long dead father. But changing the past leads to a string of brutal serial homicides. Now, the father and son must race against time to prevent the killer from claiming his next victim.

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Studio New Line
SKU 40143386
UPC 794043505829
UPC 14 00794043505829
Format DVD
Release Date 10/2/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note An inspiring, hopeful psychological thriller, FREQUENCY features two standout performances by Quaid (D.O.A.) and Caviezel (THE THIN RED LINE). Caviezel is John Sullivan, a 36-year-old police officer who has never quite gotten over the early death of his father, Frank (Quaid), a firefighter who lost his life while on the job. When John discovers that he has begun to miraculously communicate with his father over short wave radio, circa 1969, he tries to warn him of the impending disaster, changing history in the process.
Plot Summary
Summary As the Amazin' Mets compete in the 1969 World Series, John Sullivan, in October 1999, talks to his father, who has been dead for 30 years, over a ham radio, trying to rebuild a past that a tragic fire took away from him. Director Gregory Hoblit has fashioned a thrilling suspense film built around a time disturbance brought on by the reappearance of the aurora borealis over New York City. John Sullivan, a lonely, despondent cop, is suddenly given the ability to change his family's past--but not without consequence. Every change affects the future, each time denying John the dream of reuniting his family.^Hoblit, a successful television director and producer (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law) who made a splash with PRIMAL FEAR, never lets up the tension as changes made back in 1969 instantly alter what is happening in 1999. Echoing BACK TO THE FUTURE, John refers to a constantly changing photograph of his family to tell who is alive and who is dead, based on how he and his father have changed the past. The two time periods collide as John and Frank struggle to catch a killer--and to save their family.
Reviews
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Engrossing from first frame to last....Hoblit's direction imbues the father-son scenes with captivating warmth..." 05/??/2000 p.36
Entertainment Weekly "...[An] unabashedly emotional high-concept thriller..." -- Rating: B 05/28/2000 p.73
Total Film "...[FREQUENCY] engrosses and entertains, and is surprisingly rich with interesting ideas and visual flair..." 07/01/2000 p.91
Box Office "...It's the emotionally believable interaction between Quaid and Caviezel that gives the film its soul..." 05/01/2000 p.64
Los Angeles Times "...Cleverly written....Tightly directed....Hoblit knows how to ratchet up the tension and isn't afraid to do so..." 04/28/2000 p.F2
Chicago Sun-Times "...The central idea is strong and carries us along....FREQUENCY is likely to appeal to the fans of THE SIXTH SENSE, GHOST and other movies where the characters find a loophole in reality..." 04/28/2000 p.31
Directors
Gregory Hoblit
Actors
Jim Caviezel
Dennis Quaid
Cast & Crew
Andre Braugher - Actor
Dennis Quaid - Actor
Elizabeth Mitchell - Actor
Jim Caviezel - Actor
Noah Emmerich - Actor
Gregory Hoblit - Director
Toby Emmerich - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 50058-DVD
UPC 00794043505829
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 119 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Quaid,Dennis
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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