Extraordinary Measures is inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family’s future to pursue a cure for his children’s life threatening disease.
From his working class roots, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) has finally
begun to taste success in corporate America. Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen (Keri Russell) and their three children, John is on the fast track.
But just as his career is taking off, Crowley walks away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal disease. With Aileen by his side, harnessing all of his skill and determination, Crowley teams up with a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford).
Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug. One driven to prove himself and his theories, the other by a chance to save his children, this unlikely alliance eventually develops into mutual respect as they battle the medical and
business establishments in a fight against the system – and time.
But, at the last minute, when it appears that a solution has been found, the relationship between the two men faces a final test – the outcome of which will affect the fate of John’s children.
Why you care
The power of a motivated man can make all the difference in the world.
Extraordinary Measures Release Date
January 22, 2010
Extraordinary Measures stars : Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Courtney B Vance, Jared Harris
Reminds me of
My Sister’s Keeper
Harrison Ford, true stories.
Movies about sick children always bothered me, since the day I had kids of my own.
Our Clever Prediction
50 Million at the box office.