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Wrong Robert Stonehill?

Dr. Robert Stonehill

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Stephen Farber :: Film Critic, Host of Reel Talk with Stephen Farber [cached]

When John's daughter Megan (effectively played by Meredith Droeger) almost dies of a respiratory infection, John seeks out reclusive research scientist Robert Stonehill (Ford), and the doctor agrees to join him in the search for a cure.

From The A review of Extraordinary Measures [cached]

Teaming up with University of Nebraska researcher Robert Stonehill (Ford), Crowley starts a small biotech company called Priozyme dedicated to his purpose. (In reality, the researcher who helped Crowley was William Canfield of the University of the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and the company Crowley launched was called Novazyme.)

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Robert Stonehill Firearms Master Instructor SWAT Instructor NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor "Stony" is a law enforcement veteran with more than 24 years of service under his belt in New York and Connecticut, and has taught handgun, shotgun, and carbine to SWAT teams, police officers and civilians alike for much of that time. He competes at International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) events and is also a certified emergency medical technician.

So John finds a University of ... [cached]

So John finds a University of Nebraska scientist by the name of Robert Stonehill (Ford), who has a groundbreaking theory in how to treat the disease.

The problem is, Stonehill doesn't get enough money to put his theory to work, and when it comes time to try to sell his idea, he's shunned for not having sold any of his ideas before. Also, he's a bit of a curmudgeon and a tad crazy.
John works hard to get donations from friends and friends of friends, all to pay Stonehill to get started.
Eventually, Stonehill has to work on his enzyme with a number of conditions he didn't want to sign up for but is reluctantly willing to overlook just to prove his theory is right.
This movie would have been a lot more cinematic had Stonehill been the focus instead of the Crowleys, and John's relationship with Stonehill. Had this been from Stonehill's perspective, this movie would have been a lot more interesting. He's the character you would want to pay to see, he's the guy you want to know more about, he's the guy who could drive a two-hour disease drama out of TV-land and into a fine character study. Eccentric, bad-tempered, smart, unflinching in his views, Stonehill would have been the better choice. Instead, Stonehill is seen from John's point-of-view, something that probably wouldn't have happened had this movie taken place 15 years ago.

It's a race against time as ... [cached]

It's a race against time as John Crowley (Fraser), an idealistic father, and Dr. Robert Stonehill (Ford), a reclusive medical researcher, battle the medical establishment to find a cure for John's children before it's too late.

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