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
shunned for not having sold any of his
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.
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.
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
would have been the better choice.
is seen from John's point-of-view, something that probably wouldn't have happened had this movie taken place 15 years ago.