"It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of our lives like busboys in a restaurant."

~ Stand By Me (1986)

Extraordinary Measures

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.

  • Rated: PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release Date: 01/22/2010
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Director(s): Tom Vaughan
  • Writers: Robert Nelson Jacobs, Geeta Anand
  • Stars: Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Harrison Ford
  • Cast: Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger, Diego Velazquez, Sam M. Hall, Jared Harris, Patrick Bauchau, Alan Ruck, David Clennon, Dee Wallace, Courtney B. Vance, Ayanna Berkshire, P.J. Byrne, Andrea White
  • Studios: CBS Films, Double Feature Films

Extraordinary Measures



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