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Dragonfly (2002)

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late 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 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

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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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El misterio de la libélula 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,063,805, 7 April 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,500,000, 18 August 2002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Joe Darrow was written with the intention of Harrison Ford taking the part. Ford turned down the role to take a year off from movies. 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

Referenced in Pulse (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Star
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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Not great, but does not deserve such harsh comments...

This movie has been quite slated and is certainly not everyone's cup of tea. During the showing, I heard a number of people groaning and complaining, and a few even walked out.

But it's really not that bad. One of the major criticisms levelled at the movie is that it doesn't know whether it wants to be a tear-jerking drama or a supernatural horror/thriller. Why not be both? I personally always find cross-genre movies interesting... at least as noble attempts.

Certainly, there are lots of plotholes, a little bit too much "violin" (teary!) music, the ending IS out of a hallmark card, and Kevin Costner is somewhat dull at times. Despite this, it's a slightly above-average movie that at least realises it may not have the most original story ever, and tries to rise above it with some interesting twists.

Unfortunately, Kathy Bates really is criminally underused. A talented, delightful actress with scope and range of Ms. Bates should have more than do than be thrown into a few bit parts here and there. Hope the DVD has lots of deleted scenes featuring her!


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