A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.

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Emily Darrow
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Hugh Campbell
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Mrs. Belmont
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Jeffrey Reardon
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Ben
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Hal
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Flora
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Eric
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Neil Darrow
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Charisse Darrow
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Phillip Darrow
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Kim Staunton ...
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Storyline

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When someone you love dies... are they gone forever?


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 February 2002 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,216,025 (USA) (22 February 2002)

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$30,063,805 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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The Realtor sign in front of Joe's house has an actual phone number of 312-257-2738 for Curtiss Real Estate on it instead of the usual 555 exchange. The 257 exchange is invalid for the Chicago 312 area code. See more »

Goofs

Emily refuse to be an eagle like Joe because they "eat bunny rabbits" and she's a vegetarian (and in her next life too) and hints that she would rather be a dragonfly. Dragonflies are predatory insects that feed mainly on mosquitoes, flies and bees. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emily Darrow: [over the phone] It's bad, Joe. They're evacuating the villages. We're about to be washed out. We're hearing gunfire now.
Joe Darrow: Can you... can you get to Calamar? Can you get across the border to Columbia?
Emily Darrow: They're putting us on the bus. I don't know where they're taking us. Joe? Joe?
Joe Darrow: Emily!
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Connections

Remade as Saaya (2003) See more »

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Written by Randy Coleman
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Gavin MacKillop
Performed by Zoo Story
Courtesy of 3:33 Music Group
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2.5 - 3 Star Review, Content Over Form
28 February 2004 | by (North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

Setting aside several brilliant, but slashing technophile reviews, the experience of the story is more important than the mechanics, or the fact that several trendy notions have been graphed together. I don't care that it is New Age, Old Age, Stone Age... whatever. I don't even care that Costner doesn't seem to know where anything is going. I don't care if the director knew either. This is a story about the spirit of the only person absent from the film. The thing that drives the fictional Emily in the fictional tale is more compelling than anything else. What mother would not defy death to see this plot to conclusion? The broader message is most uplifting, the very powerful, spiritual, magical force that is love. It isn't too difficult to mine this treasure from the mud. Overall, I found the story very interesting and it survives the mediocrity of dialog and implausibility of the doctor's behavior at the hospital. The movie is even better on the second viewing. Sue me, but I really liked it.


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