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1926. The Chinese Civil War. Drifter Ted Beaubien is captured and forced to witness his girlfriend's execution. He finally escapes and vows to avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission... See full summary »
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
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
The movie is dedicated to Katharine Curtiss (wife of Assistant Producer/First Assistant Director Alan Curtiss) who died during production. See more »
When Joe is walking down the hall to the nurse after seeing the dead man go into the room, the elevator behind the nurse opens, but in the next shot, it's closed. This was because of a deleted scene in which Joe's dead wife was supposed to appear in the elevator. See more »
[over the phone]
It's bad, Joe. They're evacuating the villages. We're about to be washed out. We're hearing gunfire now.
Can you... can you get to Calamar? Can you get across the border to Columbia?
They're putting us on the bus. I don't know where they're taking us. Joe? Joe?
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The ending was the best part of this movie. The twist in the ending gives some credibility to the journey of the lead character, but Kevin Costner's character exhibited characteristics one would not expect of a doctor, let alone head of the emergency room. This gave Costner's character less credibility throughout where even the good twist at the end couldn't salvage it. There were also some relationships that could have been better developed. This movie seemed to focus primarily on Kevin Costner's character through placing utmost importance on his perspective when development would have been better achieved through more insightful development of the relationships that support him. For example, the character's relationship with his supervisor could have been less cold, maybe reflected more of a complex camaraderie. I believe these relationships (the supervisor, Kathy Bates as the next-door neighbor) could have offered more insight into the relationship between Joe Darrow and his wife Emily than was reflected in the film.
All in all, I was disappointed with the film. It had a great premise that needed a deeper message, a stronger pull throughout the film. It's best asset was the twist at the end. I like Kevin Costner as an actor, but this didn't seem to challenge him enough.
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