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Writers (WGA):
Robin Cook (novel)
Michael J. Murray (teleplay)
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Release Date:
March 2001 (USA) See more »
They've unearthed a miracle. Pray it doesn't kill them.
An ambitious medical researcher discovers a mold that he believes could be the foundation of a miracle cure for degenerative diseases. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Chad Lowe ... Edward Welles

Kelly Rutherford ... Kim Welles

Sean Patrick Flanery ... Bobby

Patty McCormack ... Lois

Danielle von Zerneck ... Gloria

Phillip Troy Linger ... Professor Gavin
Yanna McIntosh

Joy Tanner
Scott Hylands
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chad Bruce ... Tim
James Bulliard ... Billy
Darce Florio ... (voice)

Annabel Graham ... Daughter
Matt Kippen ... Local Kid
Arne MacPherson ... Rupert
Bruce McFee ... J.B.
Clayton T. Stewart ... Money Guy
Tony Ursini ... Helicopter Pilot
Bob Washington ... Extra

Jon Ted Wynne ... Mob Leader

Directed by
William A. Graham 
Writing credits
Robin Cook (novel)

Michael J. Murray (teleplay)

Produced by
Ted Babcock .... co-producer
Robert Florio .... producer
Robert M. Sertner .... executive producer
Randy Sutter .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Boardman 
Cinematography by
Eyal Gordin 
Film Editing by
Micky Blythe 
Robert Florio 
Casting by
Susan Glicksman 
Clare Walker 
Art Direction by
Réjean Labrie 
Set Decoration by
Stephen Arndt 
Costume Design by
Linda Madden 
Makeup Department
Doug Morrow .... corpse creation
Barry Olafson .... key hair stylist
Joyce Wold .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Vonnie von Helmolt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karl Jason .... second assistant director
Michael Peleshok .... trainee assistant director
John Rainey .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lloyd Brandson .... key scenic artist
Maryam Decter .... lead set dresser
Olaf Dux .... construction coordinator
Tim Harding .... daily props crew
Alan Pakarnyk .... property master
Bill Sinosich .... scenic carpenter
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Scott D. Jackson .... foley editor
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Joe Melody .... sound supervisor
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Dino Schiavone .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Ricardo Alms .... special effects assistant
Dan McLean .... stunt actor
Aleks Paunovic .... stunt actor
Chuck Robinson .... stunt driver
Darren Ross .... stunt driver
Craig Skene .... stunt driver
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
John Durica .... daily electrician
Jeffrey M. Hoffman .... camera operator
Joao Holowka .... electrician
Joao Holowka .... rigging gaffer
William Mills .... key grip (as Bill Mills)
Claude Savard .... second assistant camera
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
Casting Department
Martha Fainberg .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Rebecca Gibson .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maara Mulgrew .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Carol Wenaus .... assistant editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Music Department
Terri Fricon .... music supervisor
Ed Kalnins .... music editor
Transportation Department
John Bekavac .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Brandee Brooks .... unit publicist
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator
Jessie Burns .... script supervisor
Shane Clements .... production assistant
Danishka Esterhazy .... assistant to producers and director
Eileen Gano .... assistant accountant/payroll
Anastasia Geras .... production coordinator
Donald Lee Harris .... design consultant
Ross Ikeda .... production accounting assistant
Flo Krisko .... animal coordinator
Vince Krochak .... production assistant
Scott Layton .... assistant production coordinator
Jodene McNarland .... product placement coordinator
Courtenay O'Brien-Moran .... production assistant
Louise O'Brien-Moran .... location manager
Cliff Sumter .... production assistant
Kristin Tresoor .... production assistant
Nancy Mouton .... assistant to executive producers Robert M. Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (uncredited )
Glen Thompson .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Robin Cook's 'Acceptable Risk'" - USA (complete title)
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Argentina:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Why change major plot points?, 2 November 2001
Author: Sunny* from New England

I will never understand why movie adapters feel the need to change certain parts of books for the movie. Here is an example of a book I like very much becoming a very bad movie. I realize it's on TV and there are time constraints, but there is no need to change things like the last names of the characters or the time period of the historical element of the book. Not only that, but the entire concept of the book was distorted. Robin Cook's book was a commentary on the lengths people will go to for personality-enhancing, "happy-pill" psychotropic drugs, like Prozac or Ultra in the book, driven by the possible financial gain as well. In the movie, the drug was changed to a possible cure for Alzheimer's Disease or other mentally degenerative illnesses. And Edward is driven by a past disappointment in obtaining a patent on a drug Not only that, the main character of the book is Kim and her quest for removing the stigma of shame surrounding her accused-witch ancestor and also for personal acceptance. She becomes a flat character with almost no real action except for running away. Edward is the focal character in the movie.

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