February 22nd, 2002


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

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 5.8/10 (18,384 voted)

Critic's Score: 25/100

Director: Tom Shadyac

Stars: Kevin Costner, Susanna Thompson, Joe Morton

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.

Writers: Brandon Camp, Mike Thompson

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

Taglines: When someone you love dies... are they gone forever?


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 22 February 2002

Filming Locations: Arcadia, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,216,025 (USA) (24 February 2002) (2507 Screens)

Gross: $30,063,805 (USA) (7 April 2002)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

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.

Crew or equipment visible: 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.

[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!

User Review


Rating: 9/10

Call me an soppy silly man, but I loved this movie. I loved every sentimental sugar-coated silly second of it. I don't believe in life after death and I think near death experiences are hallucinations, but this movie grabbed hold of me and didn't let go. I was genuinely surprised and touched by the ending. Great movie.