The year is 1969 and the Mets are in the World Series. Frank (Dennis Quaid) is a New York firefighter with a wife and a young son named Johnny. Due to increased activity involving the Sun, Johnny (Jim Caviezel) 30 years in the future, is able to contact his father on an old ham radio. It takes the 2 some time to get use to the fact that they are using the same radio to talk to each other until Johnny realizes his father that he will die the next day in a fire. Due to this new information, Frank is able to alter his choices and lives. However, due to his survival, it creates a new timeline for Frank in which his wife (Johnny’s mother) is killed in a string of murders named the Nightingale Murders. A string of murders that Johnny just happens to be working on since he is a police officer. Together, through use of the radio, Frank and Johnny try to solve the mystery of the Nightingale Murders while trying to save their family.
Appearing on my personal top 100 list, Frequency is a sci-fi drama that incorporates suspense and mystery in a very positive way. Directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear, Fallen, Fracture) the story might be a little far fetched with the whole conversation though time, but once you get past that part, it the story really takes off. The 2 lead actors are likable and make us care about what happens to the characters. The use of the Garth Brook’s song “When You Come Back to Me Again” helped add an emotional sense to the end of the movie that other may not feel, but since I love his music, it elevated the conclusion. Even though Frequency wasn’t a popular release, and many people don’t ever remember it, it should be one that everyone can be surprised by. Co-starring Noah Emmerich, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Shawn Doyle.
9/10 Stars – Wonderful and surprising story, Frequency is fun and thrilling.
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