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

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Cast

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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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Eulogist
Kim Staunton ...
Intake Nurse
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El misterio de la libélula  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$30,063,805 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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Trivia

In the end credits, the film is dedicated to someone named "Curtiss". This is the name on the Realtor sign in front of Joe's home. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Belmont gives Joe a package that came in the mail, it is addressed to "Dr. Emily Darrow". When we see the package again in a later shot, it is addressed to just "Emily Darrow". 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

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Well acted and surprising
22 May 2004 | by (ny) – See all my reviews

From the info on the DVD cover, I thought this was a going to be a science fiction/horror movie. I was pleasantly surprised at what this was actually about. The plot twist in the film is wonderful. Kevin Costner and the rest of the cast do a convincing and thoroughly enjoyable job with this unique premise. This film reminded me more of a "Field of Dreams" than a "Poltergeist" kind of movie. The cast is revealing. Ron Rifkin (Alias) was a great foil to Mr. Costner. Linda Hunt is perfect in the small role she plays. The director, Mr. Shadyac, seems to have broken out of the comedy mode (Liar, Liar; Ace Ventura) in a big and interesting way here. This is a good one to see if you aren't into horror movies and want something that stirs the little grey cells...I give it a 7 out of 10.


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