This 2000 movie starred:
· Dennis Quaid as Francis Patrick Sullivan
· Jim Caviezel as John Francis "Johnny" Sullivan
· Andre Braugher as Satch DeLeon
· Elizabeth Mitchell as Julia "Jules" Sullivan
· Shawn Doyle as Jack Shepard
As a devout Catholic, Jim Caviezel (Pay it Forward, Angel Eyes, The Passion of the Christ, Déjà Vu, When the Game Stands Tall) will only take on quality and/or moral rolls. Mel Gibson warned Caviezel that playing Jesus in his movie, The Passion of the Christ would ruin his career. It didn't, but it took a few years. I just watched last year's, When the Game Stands Tall, a true story of football players in a Catholic high school with an amazing 151 game winning streak. It was a fantastic and inspiring film. Frequency is another fine example of that and a great time travel film.
Jim Caviezel plays New York cop, John Sullivan, who in 1999, finds himself talking to his dad, Frank Sullivan (Dennis Quaid), back in 1969. For Frank the conversation happens during the New York (Amazing) Mets World Series against the Baltimore Orioles. Naturally John knows the outcome and tells his dad all about it.
But changing the course of time always has consequences. Having his dad alive changes the fate of his wife (John’s mom, Julia Sullivan), who is now killed by a serial killer who she saves as his nurse. In the original timeline, he died because Julia was picked up early by someone other than her husband. Julia becomes another victim of the Nightingale Murders.
John has the distinction of having memories from all the timelines, so he remembers his dad and mom, both dying and being there. Through the ham radio, John talks his dad through ways to stop the killer, which is not always successful.
The Nightingale Killer is played by Shawn Doyle and he plays the role well for both timelines.
I love this movie. There is a great father/son bond between the characters, along with real chemistry between the married couple, Frank and Jules Sullivan. It has a sappy, yet satisfying ending.