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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 ... 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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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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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The aircraft is a Cessna Cardinal RG. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 an alternate scene where Joe is taking the baby crib apart and packing Emily's things. A light bulb blow, and he goes to get another one. When he returns, the crib is put back together. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) 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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Although using many clichés, the plot is romantic and the story is beautiful
21 July 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dr. Joe Darrow (Kevin Costner) 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.

Although using many clichés, the plot is romantic and the story is beautiful. However, the time taken by Joe Darrow to find out the meaning of the symbol is amazingly long for such an obsessed and intelligent character. Further, while his wife tries to contact him through the almost dead persons, the story is OK. But if she had the capacity of telekinesis, why not give him a clear written message? My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Mistério da Libélula" ("The Mystery of the Dragonfly")


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