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Robert Stonehill

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University of Nebraska

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University of Nebraska

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Lincoln, Nebraska,68588

United States

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK - www.unk.edu) is a 6,500-student comprehensive public residential institution located in a growing community of 30,000. UNK, one of four system campuses of the University of Nebraska, is located in Central Nebraska's...more

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University of Nebraska : Dr Robert Stonehill


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Harrison Ford plays an eccentric and irascible molecular biologist, Robert Stonehill of the University of Nebraska, who was patterned after the real-life investigator, William Canfield of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.


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But after its theatrical release, I found out it concerned a father and businessman, John Crowley (played by Brendan Fraser), teaming up with a scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford), to speed the development of a cure for Pompe disease, an enzyme deficiency condition that kills infants.
Stonehill" of the movie is a fictional character -- a composite of various scientists and researchers that the real John Crowley worked with. Somehow, the word had gotten out that the real scientist who should have gotten credit was Dr. Chen, and, to make things worse, a Chinese man of importance had been changed to Dr. Stonehill, a generically gruff white scientist played by Ford. Crowley then seeks out Dr. Stonehill of the University of Nebraska, who has a radical approach to the solution but can't get anywhere because of lousy funding. They team up to start a biotech company dedicated to working off of Stonehill's research; eventually, their work is worthy enough to gain the attention of Zymagen, a large biotech corporation, who buys them out and places Crowley in charge of their Pompe division. That last part is mostly true, except that Zymagen was really Genzyme. Buying Crowley's company, Novazyme, in order to incorporate their third-party research, they did place Crowley in charge of their Pompe efforts for about a year. Dr. Stonehill's primary analogue would not be Dr. Chen but more likely Dr. William Canfield of the University of Oklahoma, who founded Novazyme and partnered with Crowley. But the most ridiculous cliché involves the character of Dr. Stonehill, who's one of those old guys so beaten by the futility of working at a university that he's become an irascible old crank. What a maverick -- he works with loud rock 'n roll music blaring, and if that annoys the youngsters, that's even better. He righteously takes every setback and criticism personally, and spends half his time yelling. At one point, he shouts, "Get out of my lab! Stonehill" is supposed to represent -- so the only real villain needs to be the disease. (added 5/22/2010; this review also appears at ReelTalk Movie Reviews)


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In the film, Crowley finds an unlikely partner in University of Nebraska scientist Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford).
While Crowley, his wife, Aileen, and their children are real people, Stonehill isn't.


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Ford plays Dr. Robert Stonehill, a University of Nebraska professor and scientist.


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