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Frequency

Frequency still Elizabeth Mitchell HQ (2).jpg|| MOVIE || Frequency
|| ROLE || Supporting
|| AS || Julia “Jules” Sullivan
|| YEAR || 2000 (Release date  April 28, 2000)
|| BUDGET || US$31,000,000
|| BOX OFFICE ||
Total: $68,106,245
USA: $45,010,278
Foreign: $23,095,967
|| BUY THE MOVIE || DVD UK || DVD USA || Blu-Ray USA ||
|| CURIOSITY || Elizabeth broke her nose while filming the movie.

|| CAST ||
Dennis Quaid
as Frank Sullivan
Jim Caviezel as John Sullivan
Shawn Doyle as Jack Shepard
Elizabeth Mitchell as Julia ‘Jules’ Sullivan
Andre Braugher as Satch DeLeon
Noah Emmerich as Gordo Hersch
Melissa Errico as Samantha Thomas
Daniel Henson as Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
Jordan Bridges as Graham ‘Gib’ Gibson
Stephen Joffe as Gordo Hersch (8 Years)

|| CREW ||
Directed by  Gregory Hoblit
Produced by  Gregory Hoblit, Hawk Koch, Toby Emmerich, Bill Carraro
Written by  Toby EmmerichMusic by  Michael Kamen
Cinematography  Alar Kivilo
Editing by  David Rosenbloom
Distributed by  New Line Cinema

In New York City during October 1999, John Sullivan (Caviezel), a 36-year-old homicide detective, is still traumatized over the death of his fireman father Frank (Quaid). Living in the same house where he grew up, he discovers his father’s ham radio following a breakup with his girlfriend Samantha (Melissa Errico) and begins transmitting. Because of unusual aurora borealis activity, John discovers he has managed to make contact with his father exactly 30 years in the past the day before his death in a warehouse fire. Though Frank doesn’t believe it is John, John is able to shout out a warning about the fire that took Frank’s life. The next day as he tries to escape a burning building Frank remembers John’s words and escapes safely.By saving his father from the fire, John has created a new timeline while retaining his memory of the old. The following day, John discovers that in this new timeline Frank had died of lung cancer, and John’s mother Julia Sullivan (Elizabeth Mitchell) was murdered by a serial killer. John is able to piece together that his mother’s killer was called the “Nightingale Killer”, a man who originally murdered three nurses before he vanished, but with the past changed he has now murdered 10, with Julia as the sixth. Using information from 1999 police files on the impending six killings, John and Frank work together across the gap of time to stop the murderer in 1969 and save Julia. Frank successfully averts the murder of the first expected victim, but when he tries to prevent the next, he is attacked by the killer in a nightclub bathroom and his driver’s license is taken from his wallet. When he regains consciousness, Frank rushes to the woman’s apartment only to find he is too late.John realizes the killer’s fingerprints are now on Frank’s wallet and Frank is able to hide the wallet under a floorboard in the house, allowing John to retrieve it in 1999 and take it in to his crime lab. John learns that the fingerprints belong to a now-retired detective named Jack Shepard (Shawn Doyle). Its shown that the reason he now has more victims was because Julia left the hospital in the original timeline and wasn’t there to save his life from a medical mistake. In this new timeline he presumably stopped after being caught up in the Knapp hearings. Meanwhile in 1969, Frank is arrested by Satch DeLeon (Andre Braugher), John’s future boss, when police find Frank’s driver’s license with Shepard’s latest victim. As Frank struggles to continue speaking to John as Satch struggles with him, the ham radio is knocked off of Frank’s desk and broken. At the station, Frank, using improvised skills from his Veteran Firefighting knowledge, is able to escape and searches Shepard’s apartment for evidence. Meanwhile Satch, having been told by Frank about his communications with his son, watches the 1969 World Series and realizes Frank has told the truth when events he described to him come true. Shepard is presumed dead after a struggle with Frank and Frank is cleared of charges.Frank returns home and repairs the radio, happily telling John that Shepard is dead and Julia is saved. However, John’s photographs still include Julia’s death. Suddenly, in both 1969 and 1999, Shepard breaks into the home. While father and son both fight Shepard, the past Shepard is distracted by Julia and Frank shoots off his hand with a shotgun, causing him to flee. In 1999, Shepard is choking John when his hand shrivels and vanishes. The house ripples and the furnishings change as the timeline is adjusted, and Shepard is shot and killed by an aged Frank, the new alterations to the timeline saving both him and Julia. The film concludes with a neighborhood baseball game in 1999. Frank and Julia are there, along with John, who is now married with an ex-girlfriend who left him in the original timeline, and is now pregnant and who he has a son with, Frank Jr. Also, due to some advice John gave him over the radio, his best friend Gordo’s life is now better. As John wins the game with a home-run that allows both himself and Frank to score, a montage is shown of John’s life with his parents in the new timeline.

Dennis Quaid says Mitchell did not miss a beat after breaking her nose during the shoot “She was positive about the whole thing” he says. “She’s fantastic”.”

Elizabeth Mitchell gets stuck with two thankless roles, playing Julia the doting wife *and* mother, but still performs admirably. – Killer Movie


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