Opening on January 22 is the Tom Vaughan (Starter for 10, What Happens in Vegas) film Extraordinary Measures. The movie is the first release from CBS Films and it’s inspired by the true story of John Crowley, someone who risked his family’s future to pursue a cure for his children’s life threatening disease. Playing Crowley is Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford stars as the brilliant but unconventional scientist who Crowley teams up with.
To help promote the film, we’ve been given six clips and they’re all after the jump – along with the official synopsis:
Here are the clips and further down is the full synopsis.
As always, are the clips are in the player below. Once you push play you might have to watch a pre-roll ad and then all the clips will play in order. Sorry about the pre-roll, it pays for the bandwidth.
In the tradition of great inspirational dramas like the Academy Award nominated film “Erin Brockovich” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell star in “Extraordinary Measures.” The film is inspired by the true story of John Crowley (Brendan Fraser), 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.
Extraordinary Measures, starring Harrison Ford (who also serves as Executive Producer), Brendan Fraser, and Keri Russell 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.
Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher (“World Trade Center,” “Erin Brockovich”), alongside Carla Santos Shamberg (“Erin Brockovich”), produce through their Double Feature Films banner. Robert Nelson Jacobs (“The Water Horse,” “Chocolat”) wrote the screenplay, which was inspired by the book “The Cure” by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geeta Anand. Tom Vaughan (“Starter for 10,” “What Happens in Vegas”) is directing.