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Extraordinary Measures (2010)

PG | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Crowley
... Dr. Stonehill
... Aileen Crowley
... Megan Crowley
... Patrick Crowley
Sam M. Hall ... John Crowley, Jr.
... Dr. Kent Webber
... CEO Erich Loring
... Pete Sutphen
... Dr. Renzler
... Sal
... Marcus Temple
... Wendy Temple
... Dr. Preston
Andrea White ... Dr. Allegria
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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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$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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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 »

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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 »

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Dr. Robert Stonehill: I already work around the clock!
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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.111 (2010) See more »

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Change the World
Written by Gordon Kennedy (as Gordon Scott Kennedy), Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./Walt Disney Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This movie shows the lengths good parents will go for their children.
31 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

One of the most underrated films of the year. Clearly this movie was too intellectual for the general public. Well acted, well directed and with a very powerful message. The movie shows to what lenghts good parents will go for their children. It also reveals the difficulty in placing a new well needed drug with the FDA. The message this movie reveals is the priority of costs by drug companies over the health concerns of individuals and families affected by rare diseases. Both Bryandon Frasier and Harrison Ford deliver powerful performances in this film. Its refreshing to watch a film and not have to sit thought the typical car chase or shoot-out.


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