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Extraordinary Measures (2010)

 -  Drama  -  22 January 2010 (USA)
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A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder.

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A Portland couple have two children with Pompe disease, a genetic anomaly that kills most before a child's tenth birthday. The husband, John, an advertising executive, contacts Robert Stonehill, a researcher in Nebraska who has done innovative research for an enzyme treatment. He has little money to fund his laboratory, and a thorny personality that drives away colleagues and funders. John and his wife Aileen raise money to help Stonehill's research and the required clinical trials. John takes on the task full time, working with venture capitalists and then rival teams of researchers. Time is running short, Stonehill's angry outburst hinder the company's faith in him, and the profit motive may upend John's hopes. The researchers race against time for the children who have the disease. Written by Anonymous

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Don't hope for a miracle. Make one.

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Rated PG for thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment | See all certifications »

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22 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,012,594 (USA) (22 January 2010)

Gross:

$11,854,694 (USA) (5 February 2010)
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Trivia

Even though the scenes were shot around the Portland area, a significant part of the film is set in Seattle, where Brendan Fraser studied acting at Cornish College of the Arts and where both of his parents reside. See more »

Goofs

When Patrick Crowley is throwing food to ducks at the lake, he laughs and reveals that he is missing two milky central incisors. At the end of the movie when he is in the hospital taking his medicine, he laughs again revealing that he is missing only one milky central incisor instead of two - the last scene of the movie was filmed before the first. See more »

Quotes

Aileen Crowley: If you kill your brother, you cannot have your party.
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Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.79 (2010) See more »

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Funk #49
Written by James K. Fox, Dale Peters and Joe Walsh (as Joseph F. Walsh)
Performed by James Gang (as The James Gang)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Will make you love life more than ever
31 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story starts with John Crowley(Brendan Fraser) who's two young kids have a deadly disease called Pompa. And are not expected to live long. Much of the heartbreaking of him and his wife(Keri Russell). But John one day decides to try and do something, he goes to see a doctor and scientist Robert Stonehill(Harrison Ford) who's research about the disease could be helpful. And John will help Stonehill set his research, in hopes to make a cure. But will they is the question?

A true story that was very well told. Brendan Fraser performance is so good he almost brings you too tears. Keri Russell also great has the mother. Harrison Ford at times I felt overacted in some scenes,but he was good none the less. A truly great well told story.


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