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Inspired by an incredible true story, the CBS Films docudrama portrays one father's desperate quest to save his children from succumbing to a rare life-threatening genetic disorder. Working-class father John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease -- a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. In time, it disables the heart and the muscles, ultimately resulting in death. With the support of his wife, Aileen (Keri Russell), John ditches his career and teams with unconventional specialist Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) to found a bio-tech company and develop a cure in time to save the lives of Megan and Patrick. As Dr. Stonehill works tirelessly to prove the theories that made him the black sheep of the medical community, a powerful bond is forged between the two unlikely allies. Still, their greatest struggle is yet to come. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 22, 2010

Cast

Harrison Ford
as Dr. Robert Stonehill
Brendan Fraser
as John Crowley
Keri Russell
as Aileen Crowly
Courtney B. Vance
as Marcus Temple
Diego Velázquez
as Patrick Crowley
Patrick Bauchau
as Eric Loring
Jared Harris
as Dr. Kent Webber
Alan Ruck
as Pete Sutphen
David Clennon
as Dr. Renzler
Dee Wallace
as Sal
P.J. Byrne
as Dr. Preston
Andrea White
as Dr. Allegria
Derek Webster
as Cal Dunning
Shelly Lipkin
as Senior Scientist
Kimberly Howard
as ICU Nurse
Lily Mariye
as Dr. Waldman
Sherilyn Lawson
as Day Nurse (Kate)
Sharonlee McLean
as Stonehill's Secretary
Jeanine Jackson
as Nell Madden
Robert Blanche
as Armed Guard
Chrisse Roccaro
as Mega Store Cashier
Michael Shamberg
as Renzler Venture Capitalist #1

Crew

Tom Vaughan
Director
Michael Shamberg
Producer
Carla Santos Shamberg
Producer
Stacey Sher
Producer
Geeta Anand
Book Author
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Screenwriter
Andrew Dunn
Cinematographer
Anne V. Coates
Editor
Derek R. Hill
Production Designer
John Richardson
Art Director
Jordana Glick-Franzheim
Associate Producer
Harrison Ford
Executive Producer
Nan Morales
Executive Producer
Denise Pizzini
Set Decorator
Bernie Pollack
Costume Designer
Deena Appel
Costume Designer
Lisa Satriano
First Assistant Director
Margery Simkin
Casting
Sean Fong
Leadman
Kai Shelton
Special Effects Supervisor
Dottie Starling
Visual Effects Supervisor
Molly Allen
Location Manager
Bruce Lawson
Key Grip
Sara Romilly
Post Production Supervisor
Tony Lamberti
Re-Recording Mixer
Tim Wonsik
Key Costumer
Janeen Schreyer
Key Make-up
Brent Lawson
Best Boy Grip
Michael Minkler
Re-Recording Mixer
Ted Gidlow
Unit Production Manager
Peter Tothpal
Hair Styles
Karen Asano-Myers
Hair Styles
Jennifer Strauss
Hair Styles
Gregg Baxter
Supervising Sound Editor
Lyda Blank
Second Assistant Director
Heather Neeld
Production Coordinator
Bill Corso
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