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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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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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Don't hope for a miracle. Make one.

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Drama

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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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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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John Crowley: The real John Crowley has a cameo in the film as "Renzler Venture Capitalist #2". 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

Dr. Robert Stonehill: I ALREADY WORK AROUND THE CLOCK!
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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Funk #49
Written by Jim Fox (as 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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It's A Movie About Good Inentions And Heart
24 January 2010 | by See 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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