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Dragonfly (18-Feb-2002)

Director: Tom Shadyac

Writers: Brandon Camp; David Seltzer; Mike Thompson

Keywords: Thriller

An atheistic doctor grieving over his wife's untimely death receives messages from beyond the grave.

Well-respected doctor Joe Darrow's wife Emily dies in a bus accident on a Red Cross-related mission in South America, leaving him flustered and grief-stricken. Dead and dying patients in Joe's hospital begin to speak to him in Emily's voice, leading the good doctor question his beliefs and sanity as he looks to uncover the mystery behind the strange messages.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kathy Bates
28-Jun-1948   Misery
Kevin Costner
18-Jan-1955   Dances with Wolves
Matt Craven
10-Nov-1956   Jacob's Ladder
Peter Hansen
5-Dec-1921 9-Apr-2017 Lee Baldwin on General Hospital
Leslie Hope
6-May-1965   Teri Bauer on 24
Linda Hunt
2-Apr-1945   The Year of Living Dangerously
Joe Morton
18-Oct-1947   The brother from another planet
Ron Rifkin
31-Oct-1939   Arvin Sloane on Alias
Jacob Smith
21-Jan-1990   Cheaper by the Dozen
Heidi Swedberg
3-Mar-1966   Susan Ross on Seinfeld
Jay Thomas
12-Jul-1948 24-Aug-2017 Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown
Susanna Thompson
27-Jan-1958   Karen Sammler on Once and Again
Jacob Vargas
18-Aug-1971   The Death and Life of Bobby Z
Liza Weil
5-Jun-1977   Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls


Review by anonymous (posted on 23-Aug-2006)

This is the movie that caused a total about face where my view of Kevin Costner was concerned and I don't even know how many times I've seen most of his movies anymore. I finally noticed how great he truly is. I love all his work, yes even Waterworld. Why? Simple, I appreciate the effort that went into it. Dragonfly was the movie that made me start paying proper attention to the incredible talent this man has for completely immersing himself in his character. He makes every film he does a beautiful piece of work to watch because you can't help losing yourself in his amazing authenticity. He becomes his character and makes it look easy and that's the hard part. To me he is a very special artist, not just another actor. He knows his craft and gives everything he has to every part he plays, whether he likes it or not. I say this because I have to believe that there was a part or two somewhere, that he might have preferred not to do, but did anyway and didn't skimp on the effort. Kevin's finest talent is making a very very difficult job look easy. He's much like the finest simulated diamond in a way. He makes his characters come alive with such brilliance, that for a little while they're real. To me, Kevin, the man, is very real as well. His smile is warm, as are his eyes. He seems to have a beautifully gentle strength. I feel that his quiet way takes nothing away from a person feeling perfectly safe and secure in his care. He strikes me as a shy, kind and generous man, and a man that would be delightful to be around. There's a wit and wisdom that come through and a genuine love for children. I've read media garbage just like the next person, but have always been convinced that, there's a reason for everything we do. Do we always make the best choices in life? No. We are the ones that have to deal with our choices, so what makes them someone elses business? I would love to meet this sweet, special man before I die, and equally important, I would love to see him performing with his band. That would be the ultimate for me. Best regards. Sandy

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