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Dragonfly (2002)

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

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writers:

Brandon Camp (story), Mike Thompson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Joe Darrow
Susanna Thompson ... Emily Darrow
Joe Morton ... Hugh Campbell
Ron Rifkin ... Charlie Dickinson
Kathy Bates ... Mrs. Belmont
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Jeffrey Reardon
Jacob Smith ... Ben
Jay Thomas ... Hal
Lisa Banes ... Flora
Matt Craven ... Eric
Casey Biggs ... Neil Darrow
Leslie Hope ... Charisse Darrow
Peter Hansen ... Phillip Darrow
Mary Beth Fisher ... 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

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The aircraft is a Cessna Cardinal RG. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Alternate Versions

The DVD features a cut scene Joe and Charlie playing raquetball. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) 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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Surprisingly Unforgettable
25 February 2013 | by kitty346See all my reviews

I saw Dragonfly many years ago now but it has never left me. I am surprised that of all the movies I have seen that this is one I have found to be unforgettable. Though the budget wasn't huge and the special effects look low-grade by today's standards the acting is good and the message is powerful. It resonated with me on a number of levels. It is also a very interesting story. It doesn't matter whether you believe in the supernatural or psychic abilities or any of that, it is still intriguing. After someone very close to me passed away the movie became even more significant to me. I could really relate to his confusion and the feelings of madness, the anger and questioning of your own sanity. If you are dealing with a tragic loss or asking big questions about life, death and the after-life, this movie might give you something new to ponder, or distract you for a while - in a useful way - from your private pain and grief. Eventually, you might even find it offers some small comfort.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragonfly See more »

Filming Locations:

Arcadia, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,216,025, 24 February 2002

Gross USA:

$30,323,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,323,400
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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