当然这些欢呼绝对与这几名受害者无关，这一切都只是为屏幕上一闪而过的名字“Jim Caviezel”。而这个刚刚在屏幕上一闪而过的男人，与Dennis Quaid一起在本周五晚上惊悚片《生死频率》（Frequency）的世界首映礼上展现着他们的巨星风采。
将首映带回故乡，并在此过程中筹集了超过30000美金用来整修始建于1926年的林肯剧院，这位Mount Vernon老乡Caviezel证明了他没有忘记自己的根扎在Mount Vernon。
Caviezel是一个真正的后起之秀，一颗冉冉升起的新星。他敏感的眼睛仍能感受得到去年热播剧集《细细的红线》（The Thin Red Line）的影子。他将出演预定在今年夏天在爱尔兰拍摄的《基督山伯爵》（The Count of Monte Cristo）
在儿时邻居的眼中，他几乎没怎么变化，他还是他们熟悉的Jim Caviezel，还是Maggie和 Jim Caviezel Sr 家里的那五个打着篮球的孩子中的一个。
在林肯剧院因筹款事宜与Caviezel家人接触之后，Caviezel有了在此地举办首映礼的想法。周五晚上的首映式票50美元，包含观影及一餐，所有票被一扫而空——远远超过Arlington居民Ed Littlefield Jr.捐款15000美元时的匹配目标。
Jim Caviezel最后一次去林肯剧院还是为了去看《烈火战车》（Chariots of Fire）。在他的印象里，林肯剧院的音效系统让曾让New Line Cinema公司很担忧。这并没有阻止他们想要在这里首映《生死频率》，不过他们仍希望能有更好的播出质量，庆幸的是，这座位于Mount Vernon，唯一被列入国家史迹名录的建筑竟然有一个新屏幕和杜比声系统。
A Premiere Homecoming
By Sherry Stripling
Seattle Times staff reporter
MOUNT VERNON - In the still of the darkened movie theater, the crowd cheered its delight over this opening line: "All three victims were found murdered with their hands tied behind their backs."
But the cheers had nothing to do with the victims and everything to do with the name "Jim Caviezel," which had just crossed the screen, sharing top billing with Dennis Quaid in Friday night's world premiere of the thriller "Frequency."
By bringing this premiere home, and in the process raising more than $30,000 toward restoration of the Lincoln Theatre, circa 1926, hometown boy Caviezel (ka-VEEZ-uhl) proved he had not forgotten his Mount Vernon roots.
He was right there in the audience, looking every bit the young Gregory Peck in his black beard ("I hear he's got a role as a homeless man"), black-framed glasses and three-piece cream suit, squirming in the sprung and duct-taped seats with everyone else.
Caviezel is a true rising star whose sensitive eyes told most of the story of last year's hit "The Thin Red Line." He'll star next in "The Count of Monte Cristo" scheduled to be filmed this summer in Ireland.
But before he flew up from Los Angeles on Friday, he admitted to being nervous as he prepared for the ordeal of so much attention.
"It's a good nervous, though," said Caviezel, who is known around Hollywood as an anomaly because of his kind soul - no surprise to his childhood community he was so eager to help.
"These are the people who nurtured you. They helped make you who you are. If you lose your history, you lose who you are," Caviezel said.
Who he is has changed only slightly in the eyes of his former neighbors, who knew him as Jimmy Caviezel, one of five basketball-playing children of Maggie and Jim Caviezel Sr.
As Caviezel and his wife, Kerri, a former Western Washington University basketball star, came up the red carpet stretched out onto Mount Vernon's main street, he hugged and kissed his friends.
"I thought he was taller," whispered one fan.
"He is such a nice young man, genuinely nice," said Karen Kesselring, a local businesswoman. "The part he played in `The Thin Red Line' was just him."
In "Frequency," Caviezel, 31, plays a homicide cop, still sensitive, still able to express deep sorrow or joy with a single glance of his stunning blue eyes. In sneak previews across the country, the movie scored exceptionally well in general, Caviezel said, but had a 100 percent approval among women aged 18 to 25 (surprise, surprise).
It was Caviezel's idea to hold the premiere after the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation sent word to his family that the cinema needed fund-raising help. Friday night's sold-out event - $50 for a reserved seat and restaurant reception - more than qualified for a $15,000 match from Arlington resident Ed Littlefield Jr.
The Lincoln Theatre was a palace in its day, representing an era when movies moved out of square rooms with benches and into an atmospheric world. Period themes were popular in the 1920s, and Seattle followed the trend with Chinese and Egyptian motifs. But Mount Vernon chose Spanish, and today the theater still features wrought iron and restored smooth-rough plastering.
A Wurlitzer pipe organ, said in 1926 to reproduce the sound of rain and wind so realistically "you want to put up your umbrella," has been fully restored. It's a rarity being in its original home.
The last time Jimmy Caviezel went to the Lincoln, it was to see "Chariots of Fire." His memory of the sound system worried New Line Cinema, which didn't balk at starting Caviezel's film here but wanted it shown to good effect. Fortunately, the theatre, Mount Vernon's only building on the National Historic Register, has a new screen and Dolby sound system.
What it needs now is a restored box office and plush velvet to replace the 500 leather buckets that serve as seats.
"Frequency's" success will depend on word of mouth, said Caviezel, who plays a young man who communicates with his dead father (Quaid). Their connection by ham radio sets up the nonstop excitement of close calls with death.
"It's one of the most difficult films to promote because it is a number of things," said the soft-spoken Caviezel. "It's a father-son love story set in the trappings of a science-fiction, suspense thriller."
"Frequency" opens to general audiences April 28, following premieres in the slightly bigger towns of Los Angeles April 18 and New York April 26.
The laughs and terror-induced gasps should come at the same points in those cities as they did in Mount Vernon, but last Friday night may have been the only time an audience roars just seeing Caviezel's handsome face.