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Frequency [2000] (1 disc)
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Director:Gregory Hoblit
Writer:Toby Emmerich
Composer:Michael Kamen
Length:118 minutes
(1 hour 58 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Fathers Day
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:70%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Action
  • Sci-Fi
  • Family
  • Mystery
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: This is a great movie. The sci-fi aspect of it is very minimal and only serves to underscore the message of the rest of the story. Just how far would you go to save someone you loved?


Personal Rating: 9/10

Select Cast and Crew
Gregory Hoblit => Director
Toby Emmerich => Writer
Michael Kamen => Composer
Brian Greene => Technical Consultant / Himself
Andre Braugher => Satch DeLeon
Daniel Henson => Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
Dennis Quaid => Frank Sullivan
Dick Cavett => Himself
Elizabeth Mitchell => Julia 'Jules' Sullivan
Jack McCormack => Commander Butch O'Connell
Jim Caviezel => John Sullivan
Joan Heney => Laura Shepard
Jordan Bridges => Graham 'Gib' Gibson
Marin Hinkle => Sissy Clark
Melissa Errico => Samantha Thomas
Melissa Fitzgerald => Linda Hersch
Michael Cera => Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
Nesbitt Blaisdell => Fred Shepard
Noah Emmerich => Gordo Hersch
Peter MacNeill => Butch Foster
Richard Nixon => Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Richard Sali => Chuck Hayes
Shawn Doyle => Jack Shepard
Stephen Joffe => Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
Tucker Robin => Frank Jr.

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Cameo by Brian Greene: 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.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell broke her nose during production.
  • In 1997 Renny Harlin was going to direct the film with Sylvester Stallone playing the lead, but Stallone asked too big paycheck and eventually neither Stallone or Harlin was involved in making the picture.
  • Referenced in [Reno 911!] episode where an aspiring novelist's apartment is burning he asks the Sheriff's and Firefighters to save his only copy. They find out it is basically the same story as Frequency and give the novelist the bad news.
  • All of the World Series facts were true in this film. The Mets [?] Cleon Jones really did get hit on the shoe with a pitched ball. At first the umpire didn't award him first base but when Mets Manager [?] Gil Hodges showed him the shoe polish on the ball the umpire changed his call and awarded him first base. It became known as the "Shoe Polish Incident".
  • W2QYV, Frank Sullivan's Ham Radio call-sign, actually belongs to the Niagara Radio Club in Lewiston, NY
  • In the warehouse fire scene, all the firefighters except Dennis Quaid, Peter MacNeill and Jordan Bridges, are real.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell plays Jim Caviezel's mother. In reality, Mitchell is younger than Caviezel. Similarly, though the story and Mitchell's portrayal suggest that her character is about the same age as her husband, played by Dennis Quaid, she is 16 years younger than Quaid. At the time of the film's release, Quaid had just turned 46, Caviezel was 31, and Mitchell was 30.
  • Dennis Quaid received 16 stitches just above his hairline after being injured in the stunt where he slides down the construction funnels during the warehouse fire.
  • On April 25, 2000, the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds played a game wearing their 1969 uniforms to promote the film.
  • Director Gregory Hoblit was a co-executive producer of [Hill Street Blues]. He directed the episode seen in the film that's on TV as John is calling his mother.