Dragonfly (2002) - Synopsis

Dragonfly (2002) -headingWhen someone you love dies, are they gone forever?

As head of emergency services for Chicago Memorial Hospital, Dr. Joe Darrow (Kevin Costner) is a respected expert in trauma and triage. But his professional knowledge provides little comfort when tragedy claims the life of his wife. A doctor herself, Emily Darrow (Susanna Thompson) was on a medical mercy mission when she died in a bus accident on a remote mountain road in Venezuela.

Reminders of Emily are everywhere, among them images of dragonflies, her personal totem because of a birthmark on her shoulder. And then there are Emily's former patients in the pediatric oncology ward. Joe promised to look in on them when Emily left for Venezuela, and now finds that they offer a surprising link to her. To the kids, Darrow is not a burned-out E. R. doc, but rather 'Emily's Joe. ' And as some of these young patients survive near-death experiences, Joe begins to believe that Emily is trying to communicate with him - from the other side. While Joe's co-workers and friends worry about his mental stability, Joe comes to realize that he must draw on faith - rather than fact - for answers to his questions.

Universal Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present Dragonfly, a supernatural drama directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Kevin Costner, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Linda Hunt, Susanna Thompson, Jacob Vargas and Kathy Bates. A Gran Via/Shady Acres production, Dragonfly was produced by Mark Johnson, Tom Shadyac, Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber. James D. Brubaker and Michael Bostick are the executive producers. The screenplay was written by David Seltzer and Brandon Camp & Mike Thompson, from a story by Camp & Thompson. Shadyac's behind-the-camera team includes director of photography Dean Semler, production designer Linda DeScenna, editor Don Zimmerman, costume designer Judy Ruskin Howell and composer John Debney.