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Frequency | 2000 | PG-13 | - 1.5.4

James Caviezel plays a Queens police officer who alters history and changes his family's lives when he begins communicating with his father (Dennis Quaid) 30 years in the past. Also with André Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, Noah Emmerich, Frank McAnulty, Jordan Bridges, Michael Cera and Stephen Joffe. [1:57]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A couple of chaste kisses. We see a female corpse with her shirt open and her bra visible.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A person is shot to death (we see some blood on the person's shirt), a man's hand is shot (we see his hand bubble underneath the skin and then decompose), a man shoots at and chases another. A loose, sparking electrical wire nearly shocks a few people standing in water and causes a few large explosions (a man is nearly engulfed in one of the explosions). Two firemen in a burning building are nearly hit with fiery beams and one is knocked down by an explosion; two people break through a wall and fall into water below (they're not injured). A man tries to strangle a woman and she scratches his face, resulting in a some bloody facial cuts. A man is shocked by some small electrical wires and temporarily knocked out. A man kicks and punches another, pushes him head-first into a wall, almost attempts to strangle him, and then drags him into a toilet stall (in a later scene, we see a cut on one man's eyebrow). A couple of scuffles and punches, a man drags an unconscious man across the floor and handcuffs him to something, a woman jumps on a man's back, a man grabs a boy and threatens to snap his neck, and a boy falls off his bike while learning to ride it. A man grabs another's leg and pulls him through a dock and into water where they wrestle and punch; it's implied that one of the men drowns. A few instances of threatening with guns. A truck jackknifes and rolls on its side, nearly hitting some people. We see a corpse lying on a bed with blood running out of its mouth; also, we see a partially buried skeleton. A few times throughout the movie we see photographs of female corpses with disheveled clothing (no explicit nudity is visible), sometimes with some blood and/or dirt on their arms, legs and faces.


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LANGUAGE 4 - An F-word derivation, a few anatomical references, several scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and a few insults.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - serial killing, rape, father-son relationships, loss of loved ones, communicating with the dead, time travel (today connecting with yesterday), firefighting, police investigating, science fiction

MESSAGE - You can change the present and the future if you can find a way to alter the wrongs of the past (it's Hollywood).

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