Tom Shadyac (2002)

12 Certificate


Our Score
In this disappointing and belated attempt to cash in on the success of supernatural dramas such as The Sixth Sense, Kevin Costner stars as an ER doctor based in Chicago who is devastated by the death of his pregnant wife Emily while on a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Costner becomes convinced that his wife is trying to contact him from "beyond" after hearing about the near-death experiences of one of her former patients. The recurrence of dragonfly images - Emily had a similar mark on her back - and an encounter with Linda Hunt's eccentric nun send Costner off on a jungle adventure. Sadly, neither the understated performance of Costner nor a welcome cameo from Kathy Bates can rescue this schmaltzy misfire.


A doctor uses work as a way of coping with his grief over the death of his pregnant wife - but when strange things begin to happen around him, he becomes convinced she is trying to contact him from beyond the grave. Supernatural drama, starring Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Linda Hunt and Susanna Thompson.

Cast & Crew

Joe Darrow Kevin Costner
Hugh Campbell Joe Morton
Charlie Dickinson Ron Rifkin
Sister Madeline Linda Hunt
Emily Darrow Susanna Thompson
Pilot Jacob Vargas
Miriam Belmont Kathy Bates
Jeffrey Reardon Robert Bailey Jr
Director Tom Shadyac
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 7 Jun 2002