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Dragonfly (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  22 February 2002 (USA)
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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

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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


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,912,216 (Spain) (23 August 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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The aircraft is a Cessna Cardinal RG. See more »


As Darrow is opening the door to the kitchen, after the scene with the swinging ceiling light, a woman wearing a white long sleeve V neck blouse is visible, standing in the hall behind him. 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 Bad Movie Beatdown: Evan Almighty (2010) 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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Just Right
6 May 2003 | by (Riverside, California) – See all my reviews

This is an awesome movie. It is just right for Kevin Costner. If I had a doctor like him, I would actually go to see one. The story is touching and beautiful. I love it from beginning to end. I wish others could appreciate this film as much as everybody I know, including myself, did. I'm not a real fan of spooky movies, but this was different. It was hauntingly beautiful. I would recommend seeing this on a cold, cloudy day, snuggling with your heart's desire.

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