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Frequency is a 2000 science-fiction film that contains elements of the time travel, thriller and alternate history film genres.

The film also shows the 1969 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Mets. Part of the movie is set in Queens, NY in 1969, as firefighter and avid Mets fan Frank Sullivan (Dennis Quaid) and his family follow the "Amazin's" throughout the World Series. When Caviezel's character discovers in 1999 that he can speak to his dead father (Quaid) thirty years in the past using a ham radio set, he proves that he is further ahead in time by correctly predicting the outcomes of each 1969 World Series game.

Frank and his boy both wear Mets caps. In one scene, parents and kids are at a picnic and a Series game is airing on a black-and-white TV. Frank snaps a photo of the group. To get them to collectively smile, he tells them: “Everybody say ‘Amazin’ Mets’.”

At the outset, we are told that Frank perished in a warehouse fire several days into the Series. Cut to 30 years later. Sullivan’s now-grown son John (Jim Caviezel) is a New York cop whose life is at its nadir. He is drinking way too much, and his wife has just left him. Of his father, he observes, “I wish I could remember him better.” But then he stumbles upon his dad’s old ham radio and, miraculously, he uses it to speak person-to-person with his father, despite the three decades that have past. In their first conversation, John observes that he will “love Ron Swoboda until the day I die.”

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