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A fascinating and absorbing story with characters that really gel. It takes a bit of a left turn at the traffic lights with the whole murder mystery element thrown in half way through but nevertheless it works and is a movie I return to at least every couple of years. The ending has some typical time travel movie issues and is all tied up a little too neatly perhaps. I'd have prefered the originally intended ending myself as it avoids some ilogicality and is slightly cleverer. Either way, still a great movie.
A young man finds an old ham radio and soon picks up a transmitted voice of his deceased firefighter dad. The second half seems stretched as if the writers were stuck with how to make the film complete and interesting. But, for the most part, the end result is entertaining.
One of my all-time favorite movies!! Every time I see it, I can't change the channel. Dennis Quaid is perfect in it. Such a fantastic father/son movie. My favorite time travel movie. Just perfect all around. I can't say enough good things about it. I love it.
Direct history changing communication with the past works here very well as a dramatic device. As a physical possibility it would require a much more powerful push than a big solar storm & aurora in a 30 light year radius perfectly focused to just budge one moment in time space into into annihalating regenerative resonance.And forget having plural memory for events that never accured in that time line. To even try that would blow your mind & leave you totally psychotic.The most powerful fusion bombs can't manage more than a few feet for just a fraction of a light milisecond radius.
A lot sappier than I remembered and it does stray into "lifetime movie" territory, but when its basic premise is firing - time travel, father & son solving an old string of homicides, etc - it's good stuff.