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What if you had the chance to travel back in time and change just one event in your life? What would it be? For John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel--The Passion of the Christ), there is no question. He would undo the events of October 12, 1969, when the out-of-control Bruxton fire took the life of his father, Frank (Dennis Quaid--Far From Heaven), a heroic firefighter. Ever since he was a kid, John has dreamed of being able to stop the tragedy of that fateful day, which set into motion the anger and loneliness that have haunted his adult life as a cop in the 1990s. Now John may get exactly what he wished for--and much more than he bargained for--when John saves his father but causes another tragedy that father and son must race against time to undo.]]>
- 5.1 isolated score with composer commentary by Michael Kamen
- Animated solar gallery
- Script-to-screen featuring Dynamic Index
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I think it was casted just fine, but Jim Caviezal and Dennis Quaid, in particular, made a very sincere pair.
I like how they didn't draw things out, where most films might try to make things as vague as possible, for as long as possible.
Within thirty seconds of talking on the radio, they were calling each other out on strange statements, and it was very clear what was going on from the beginning.
No messing around, and playing dumb.
This movie was very real in that way.
(down to business)
Now, overcoming the fire, and then the serial killer, etc, that's a stretch, and so were some of the things that went along with it, but even so you just wanted to see them reunited.
It had a satisfying ending, which is rare.
Maybe I got too drawn into it, so I'm making too many exceptions for its weaknesses.
Even so, this Father and Son relationship hit my core, and swept me up in the hopes that there would be a happy ending.
His death affects John deeply. In 1999 John is a cop working with Satch-who was one of Franks good friends. They uncover a body of a woman who was murdered by the "nightingale" Murderer about the time of Franks death-which forces them to reopen the case.
In both 1969 and 1999 there is a solar flare. In 1969 Frank comments to someone on his ham radio that he can talk to people that he normally would not be able to because of the flare.
In 1999- days before the 30th anniversary of Frank's death- John's friend Gordo finds the ham radio and they plug it in. Soon John is talking to someone on the radio.
This movie is about the relationship between a father and son that spans time and death.
After several conversations John realizes that he is actually talking to his dad-and he warns him about the fire that kills him-not realizing that by doing that it will change the past in ways neither of them can imagine.
One way was the nightingale murderer. In the first history he only killed 3 women, but after Frank survives it turned out he killed many more. Frank and John work as a team to try to catch the guy who did it and try to save the women who died.
All in all a great-feel good movie
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I love "Frequency," a story about communication across time using a ham radio (the 1950s to the 1980s). A father and son talk to each other, and alternate futures await them.
Enough said, this film is a grabber and a great example of how to build characters have a compelling plot, and all without excessive violence. It's a great murder mystery--I don't want to give anymore away--make it so long you won't want to see the movie.
The other thing that makes the movie great is that the action is subordinate to the plot. Too many movies today are all action and little or no plot. I long for the day when special effects and action are kept in balance and don't override the plot.
If you like time-travel stories, read the "Far Arena," where a Roman gladiator is cut out of the ice in the North Sea and revived. Kind of a reverse time-travel theme, but one of the best novels I ever read. Highly recommended by a big-time reader.
Far Arena, by Ben Sapir
Also, for a good time-travel and romance movie, see "Kate and Leopold" with Meg Ryan.
Kate & Leopold
The connection between this father and son cannot be severed...no matter the "distance" between them. Provides a few "edge of your seat" moments. Both Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel shine in this story!