Extraordinary Measures

Extraordinary Measures

"Don't hope for a miracle. Make one."
  • PG
  • 2010
  • 6.4  (16,280)
  • 45

Based on a true story ‘Extraordinary Measures’ stars Brendan Frasier, Harrison Ford and Kerri Russell and is about one man’s fight to save his children’s life from a rare and fatal disease, Pompe diseas, which prevents the body from breaking down sugar properly and eventually disables the functions of the muscles and the heart. John Crowley (Frasier) and his wife Aileen (Russell) discover that two of their three children, Meagan and Patrick, have this disease. John is an advertising executive who is rising quickly in his company, however, having heard about the research of Dr. Robert Stonehill (Ford) in this field, he finds himself leaving his job to meet Stonehill and discuss the progress of his research. Stonehill, although sympathetic with John’s situation, shrugs him off and tells him that he needs $500,000 in order to get the lab setting and equipment needed to bring the research to a trial phase. John tells him he is the head of the Children’s Pompe Foundation and will raise the money in 30 days. Bob is pessimistic, but agrees that if John can raise the money then he will do it. Although John and his wife don’t raise the entire amount Bob is so impressed by the fact that they managed to raise $91,000 he agrees to sign on and the work begins. John realizes that in order to speed the research up they need to sell their new company to their competitor with the provision that there are jobs for both he and Bob so that their research can continue. It turns out that there are four different base enzymes being researched and John, desperate to save his children’s lives, is hopeful they will be included in the trials, however, they are excluded. Bob, however, suggests a sibling study, which is granted, and Meagan and Patrick are the siblings. The drug is successful and other children begin receiving treatment.

Extraordinary Measures
Featurette
Featurette

Clip - 4 min 32 sec

You've Jeopardized Your Kids
You've Jeopardized Your Kids

Clip - 57 sec

More Important Things To Care About
More Important Things To Care About

Clip - 1 min 25 sec

Do We Fight
Do We Fight

Clip - 55 sec

Extraordinary Measures
Extraordinary Measures

Trailer - 2 min 8 sec

He's The One To Put Money On
He's The One To Put Money On

Clip - 42 sec

Description
Based on a true story ‘Extraordinary Measures’ stars Brendan Frasier, Harrison Ford and Kerri Russell and is about one man’s fight to save his children’s life from a rare and fatal disease, Pompe diseas, which prevents the body from breaking down sugar properly and eventually disables the functions of the muscles and the heart.

John Crowley (Frasier) and his wife Aileen (Russell) discover that two of their three children, Meagan and Patrick, have this disease. John is an advertising executive who is rising quickly in his company, however, having heard about the research of Dr. Robert Stonehill (Ford) in this field, he finds himself leaving his job to meet Stonehill and discuss the progress of his research. Stonehill, although sympathetic with John’s situation, shrugs him off and tells him that he needs $500,000 in order to get the lab setting and equipment needed to bring the research to a trial phase. John tells him he is the head of the Children’s Pompe Foundation and will raise the money in 30 days.

Bob is pessimistic, but agrees that if John can raise the money then he will do it. Although John and his wife don’t raise the entire amount Bob is so impressed by the fact that they managed to raise $91,000 he agrees to sign on and the work begins. John realizes that in order to speed the research up they need to sell their new company to their competitor with the provision that there are jobs for both he and Bob so that their research can continue.

It turns out that there are four different base enzymes being researched and John, desperate to save his children’s lives, is hopeful they will be included in the trials, however, they are excluded. Bob, however, suggests a sibling study, which is granted, and Meagan and Patrick are the siblings. The drug is successful and other children begin receiving treatment.

Extraordinary Measures is a 2010 drama. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 45.

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  • Release Date
    2010
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (16,280)
  • Metascore
    45