Rated 4.0 Father (Dennis Quaid) and son (Jim Caviezel) communicate via ham-radio across 30 years of time, working first to save fireman dad from a flaming fate, then to preserve mom, when extending dad’s corporeal existence unexpectedly opens a new, bloody wrinkle in time. Caviezel is very good as the hollow-eyed phantom from the future, while Quaid aptly portrays the kind of devil-may-care übermale who rushes into hazardous situations without thought. Director Gregory Hoblit never allows the sentimentality of this male weepie to bog down the proceedings, and the film builds up enough goodwill that anyone south of cynic will be willing to swallow most of the many inconsistencies.