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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

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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:

$52,353,400
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Realtor sign in front of Joe's house has an actual phone number of 312-257-2738 for Curtiss Real Estate on it instead of the usual 555 exchange. The 257 exchange is invalid for the Chicago 312 area code. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Joe is in the submerged school bus the water is calm and the bubbles from his nose rise gracefully toward the surface. However, the bus is supposed to be in quickly moving rapids at the bottom of a waterfall. Visibility would be near zero, and he should be fighting the current (which he is not). 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 Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) 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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Astonishingly Tender
28 February 2002 | by jlbailieSee all my reviews

If you check your cynicism at the door, "Dragonfly" is astonishing in its tenderness. It's beautifully shot (Dean Semler of "Dances with Wolves" and "Waterworld") and well-acted. It's a refreshing alternative to the testosterone-driven films like "John Q", "Collateral Damage" and myriad war movies like "We Were Soldiers". Kevin Costner is inexplicably Hollywood's whipping boy but he still manages to make varied, provocative choices in his projects. While I wanted to resist the heart-tug of the ending, I found I simply couldn't. If you let it, "Dragonfly" will take you someplace sweet.


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