So Much So Fast

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Release Date: October 11, 2006Running Time: 87 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $11,167.00
Genre: Documentary

Stephen Heywood
Steven Ascher
Jeanne Jordan
Steven Ascher

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At 29, Stephen Heywood discovers he has the paralyzing neural disorder ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Filmed over 5 years, the documentary chronicles one family's ferocious response to an orphan disease: the kind of disease drug companies ignore because there's not enough profit in curing it. In reaction, and with no medical background, Stephen's brother Jamie creates a guerilla-science research group and in two years builds it from three people in a basement to a multi-million dollar ALS mouse facility, the largest anywhere. Finding a drug in time becomes Jamie's all-consuming obsession.