Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Tom Shadyac
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Don't tell me

about my visa.

My wife is stuck in that hellhole,

and I am getting on that plane.

It's bad,Joe.

They're evacuating the villages.

The roads are washed out.

We're hearing gunfire now.

Can you-

Can you get to Calamar?

Can you get across the border

to Colombia?

They're putting us on the bus.

I don't know where they're taking us.

Joe? Joe?

Emily! Em-

Emily Darrow was not

just a doctor...

and a credit

to the medical profession...

she was a healer

and a credit to the human race.

Those who knew her

were changed by her...

inspired by her commitment

to give...

literally everything

of herself...

which is why

we're gathered here today-

to celebrate

this unique life...

not so much taken from us...

as given to us.

From her colleagues

at the university...

to her young patients here...

in Chicago Memorial's

pediatric oncology ward...

she will be sorely missed.

We're told in medical school that

the face of an emergency room doctor...

is the last thing a lot

of people will ever see.

I've tried to keep that in mind when I

see those frightened eyes staring out at me.

But I don't know

what Emily saw.

What image she took with her.

If there was

a compassionate face...

or she died

in a world of chaos.

And that I don't know this...

haunts me.

The divers saw inside, seor.

There is no one alive.

Then where is she?

Where's her body?

We are searching the shoreline

and jungle now...

but the bus is

under ten feet of water.

The river runs at 17 miles

an hour, seor.

There is nothing

you can do.

Por favor, go home.

I'm not going anywhere.

Not till this is over.

I assure you, seor,

it's over.

No vitals, no pulse.

Put him in E.R. Three on the left.

What are you doing here?

I was paged.

What do we have? Wasn't this morning

your wife's memorial service?

There's nothing I can do for her, okay?

Except keep anyone from joining her.

Now, what do we have?

Six-car pileup.

Eleven injuries. Four went over to County

and six are coming here.

All right, let's go.

Stay with me. How extensive?

Third degree. Forty percent, maybe 50.

Did you tube him?

- Airway's crushed. Couldn't do a cryc.

- Pronounce him.

- Hit the windshield.

- All right, that's a blowout fracture.

Get a C.T. Find out

what else he's got.

What's this?

O.D. Attempted suicide.

Give her to Simon. I'm interested in

people who want to live tonight.

- What's her term?

- She hit the steering wheel.

- How pregnant? Anybody know?

- She looks no more than six months to me.

- She's souring. Let's get it out.

- At six months?

It might have a chance, but

not in there. Look at her color.

It's still got a heartbeat.

Let's get it out of there.

- This requires consultation- - Yeah, and let's

order out for pizza while we're at it. Move.

There's a procedure in place

for terminating a pregnancy, Joe.

I'm not terminating a

pregnancy. I'm delivering a baby.

Get Prenatal

down here now.

It was the right call.

Delivering a technically unviable

fetus by Caesarean section...

without consultation

or permission of the mother-

Who was dead.

Not officially.

The baby's alive, Hugh.

I'm concerned, Joe.

So is the rest of the staff.

You refused to treat a suicide

today. I passed her on to Simon.

As though she were

unworthy of you.

Can we discuss this


Since Emily's death, you have

been working around the clock...

seven days a week.

Think I'm losing my edge? Just the

opposite. It's getting too sharp.

You're starting to cut people

around here. You need time off.

You need to grieve.

I need to grieve?

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David Seltzer

David Seltzer (born February 2, 1940) is an American screenwriter, producer and director, perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for The Omen (1976) and Bird on a Wire (1990). As writer-director, Seltzer's credits include the 1986 teen tragi-comedy Lucas starring Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder, the 1988 comedy Punchline starring Sally Field and Tom Hanks, and 1992's Shining Through starring Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas. more…

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