- Actors: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell, Andre Braugher
- Directors: Gregory Hoblit
- Writers: Toby Emmerich
- Producers: Gregory Hoblit, Bill Carraro, Hawk Koch, Janis Rothbard Chaskin, Patricia Graf
- Format: Letterboxed, PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Eiv
- DVD Release Date: 11 Dec. 2000
- Run Time: 112 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000505IK
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,972 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Frequency is really two different--though inextricably linked--movies. First, the emotional drama of a father and son reunited after 30 years of separation. Then there is a science fiction thriller, in which a couple of chance solar storms, occurring exactly 30 years apart, can provide the agency through which the father and son can communicate using the very same ham radio in parallel time frames of 1969 and 1999. The son is John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel), a cop, and his father is Frank (Dennis Quaid), a firefighter who died on the job when John was six, which just happens to be tomorrow for Frank when he and his now-adult son begin talking across time. This is great for John, because now he can warn his dad about the upcoming fire and avert the catastrophe that left him fatherless for most of his life. Accomplishing this gives John new memories of his life with Dad, but unfortunately alters the course of a serial killer, with tragic effect on John's family history. Since John is a cop, and the case he's working on turns out to be the same unsolved case from 30 years before, he and his father work together over the ham radio to solve the case and hopefully avert the tragedy that befell their family. Time-travel stories have always been problematic, demanding either an extra degree of credulity on the part of the audience or an extra level of explanation on the part of storytellers, which is invariably cumbersome. Frequency handles the troublesome time paradoxes by having John explain how, having altered his past, he now experiences both timelines, as if he's had two pasts that converge in his present. And as changes continue to be wrought in John's past, we see him becoming more and more confused. No doubt the audience can sympathise, at least those of us who try to follow the ramifications of the rapidly accruing time fractures. Luckily, the bond between father and son is so strongly realised in the deeply felt performances of both Caviezel and Quaid that you don't even need to consider the science fiction elements in order to enjoy the film. But if you can suspend your disbelief long enough to allow for the possibility of time shifts, you will have a far richer experience. --Jim Gay, Amazon.comSee all Product Description
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There's a big leap of faith required for the central theme - man talks to his father across a couple of decades - his dad is back at the time when the son was but a wee boy. The grown up son persuades his dad to do important things to change history.
The stories, attempts to acheive, and the great bond between the son & father are warming. It also acheives great pace and maintenance of viewer interest without descending into an action non-thinker. Some great little twists keep you on your toes - although this is easy viewing and you'll keep up OK.
I thoroughly enjoyed it from end to end and would reccomend it to anyone.
The film tells the story of a father, (Dennis Quaid), and son, (Jim Caviezel), who love each other so much that although they are separated by thirty years, manage to find each other again.
It's difficult to say what happens in the film without giving away the whole plot. Let's just say that in finding each other, they change the course of events in their lives dramatically and endanger the life of their wife/mother.
There are brilliant performances all around and this is definately one to add to your collection. Do yourself a favour and buy it, you won't regret it if you enjoy a good thriller.
It was a shame that this film wasn't a hit at the cinemas because it really deserved to be. I suppose a lot of audiences were put off by the lack of big names, but, Jim Caviezel is a likeable lead, and you can always depend on Dennis Quaid to bring a some charm to any film he's in.
The film works as a whole and is a great feel good movie. However, the final scene did seem to resemble a disposable razor ad but this didn't do anything to diminish my enjoyment of the film.
I had the to search a bit to find its on Blu-ray, but luckily the US version is region free and a very desent transfer to Blu-ray at that.
Directed by GREGORY HOBLIT and written by TOBY EMMERICH (older brother of the respected actor NOAH EMMERICH - see below) - "Frequency" has built up a bit of a cult fan base since its 2000 release. I've had it on many 'Slipped Through The Net' Amazon lists for years.
It's the night of 10 October 1969 - the Baseball World Series will be played out on television sets across American Homes the following day. But that night the atmospheric dance that is the Northern Lights of The Aurora Borealis is doing strange things to the skies over Brooklyn. It's even messing with the airwaves.
Lighting a cigarette - Frank Sullivan (Dennis Quaid) looks up at the phenomenon and smiles. Frank is a hero father and all round good egg - a fireman that fights the blue beast with courage by day, rides his Harley home afterwards and plays catch with his 'chief' son of 6 on the sidewalk outside their home at night. Until 11 October 1969 - when Frank enters a warehouse down by the docks and in trying to rescue a woman on the top floor - takes a wrong turn to get out of the building. Neither escapes and The New York Post sadly reports the death of another true blue who didn't make it...
Cue to 30 years later in October 1999 and Jim Caviezel is John Sullivan - his 'chief' all grown up - a cop who is boozing, losing his wife and still hurting over his Dad's loss. His buddies since childhood on the Force Satch and Gordo (Andre Braugher and Noah Emmerich) are worried about him. Gordo (the excellent Noah Emmerich - Jim Carrey's Sea Haven mate in "The Truman Shoe") drops by with his son for a chat and to share a Brewsky.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this film. In my top 3 of all time.
Ok so its far fetched but what time travel film isn't? Just sit back and enjoy this feel good /how to stop a serial killer movie. Read more
I bought this film because I wanted to watch a film with a bit of action in it and with Dennis Quaid you always get it, this film is based around a man who travels back in time in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
actually rather good.... ok the aurora borealis part takes a fair leap of the imagination but if you forget this and focus on the story its pretty good and really quite tense in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by simon
Fantastic film. Awesome twist and it's like watching 2 movies in one (you will understand what I mean). Outstanding acting and great ending. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Hmmm... A reasonable idea executed very well. Not bad but not really very good either. Still, better than most time travel / change-the-past movies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by carltronic