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
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 »
When John Crowley first meets Dr. Stonehill in Nebraska, he said that the Dr. had hung up on him the day before yesterday, but goes on to say that his daughter had almost died last week. That is backwards from the earlier scenes, as the daughter was in the hospital after his call. See more »
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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