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Extraordinary Measures (2010)

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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.

Director:

Tom Vaughan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... John Crowley
Harrison Ford ... Dr. Stonehill
Keri Russell ... Aileen Crowley
Meredith Droeger ... Megan Crowley
Diego Velazquez ... Patrick Crowley
Sam M. Hall ... John Crowley, Jr.
Jared Harris ... Dr. Kent Webber
Patrick Bauchau ... CEO Erich Loring
Alan Ruck ... Pete Sutphen
David Clennon ... Dr. Renzler
Dee Wallace ... Sal
Courtney B. Vance ... Marcus Temple
Ayanna Berkshire ... Wendy Temple
P.J. Byrne ... Dr. Preston
Andrea White Andrea White ... Dr. Allegria
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Don't hope for a miracle. Make one.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crowley See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,012,594, 24 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,854,694, 7 February 2010
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is his first film since Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) where Harrison Ford has not had his name first in the credits. See more »

Goofs

When John Crowley is talking to his wife by the lake, he refers to "Dr. Stoneham" instead of Stonehill. See more »

Quotes

John Crowley: You haven't cashed it yet!
Dr. Robert Stonehill: I haven't earned it yet.
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Soundtracks

The Weight
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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It's A Movie About Good Inentions And Heart
24 January 2010 | by streetrodfanSee all my reviews

The haters won't like it, people with a heart will. It's based on true events, it was well preformed and it is a very touching movie. It's easily Harrison Ford's most dramatic and touching performance in years, quite possibly the most serious role Bredan has done his whole career.

It's an inspiring story based on true events. Some people compare it to a Life Time movie and I fail to see how you can do that when it's based on the real World. Anyone who has ever been through family illness knows that this movie is not up in the clouds some place.

It's a movie about family and friends that leave everything else behind in their lives and take extraordinary risks, measures to follow their passions, protect those they love.


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