Frequency

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The latest Twilight Zone-type movie, Frequency, changes the past with some rather unexpected consequences. John Sullivan (James Caviezel) is a homicide detective who can’t seem to get his life together as a result of his father’s death. One evening, he stumbles across his father’s old HAM radio and decides to set it up and check it out. Through a quirk of physics and the Aurora Borealis, he begins speaking to a man who tells him that the year is 1969. As if that’s not weird enough, the man tells him that his name is Frank Sullivan (Dennis Quaid) who, incidentally, was his father. When Frank was alive he was a firefighter, and John has a vision of his father being killed while trying to rescue a young boy from a burning warehouse. After the initial shock of the vision wears off, John warns his father and tells him that in order to survive he must choose a different escape route when exiting the warehouse. I know it’s just a movie, but if I were th e firefighter I would be turning a different direction outside the building – I’d be heading home. After Franks life is saved, the time line changes and a serial killer who had been accused of viscously murdering 3 women, now stands accused of murdering 10 – and one of his victims is close to John and Frank. Father and son work feverishly to save the lives of these women and capture the killer. This is a multidimensional film: of suspense, action, humor, thrills and even some touching moments. Jumping back and forth in time was a little hard for me to follow, but then I’m used to losing my way around, anyway. This is entertainment at its best and I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA