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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Darrow
Hugh Campbell
Mrs. Belmont
Jeffrey Reardon
Neil Darrow
Charisse Darrow
Phillip Darrow
Kim Staunton ...
Intake Nurse


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


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


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The aircraft is a Cessna Cardinal RG. See more »


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 »


[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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Referenced in Pulse (2006) See more »


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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Much more than expected.
1 October 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Many may think they know the ending, but they will be suprised. This is a beautiful film with much more depth and understanding than initially appears. If you think it is going to be an average hollywood ghost story, think again.

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