An “Extraordinary” Family
“Extraordinary Measures” is inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and risked his family’s future to pursue a cure for his children’s life-threatening disease. Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen (Keri Russell) and their three children, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) was on the fast track. But just as his career was taking off, Crowley walked away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, were diagnosed with a fatal disease. With Aileen by his side, harnessing all of his skill and determination, Crowley teamed up with a brilliant but unappreciated scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) to save the children.
The part of the story you might not know is that Aileen Crowley is the daughter of Martin Holleran, a former GE officer. Martin Holleran’s career began with General Electric in 1966, and led to numerous executive positions which culminated, in 1986, in his election to Vice President – Sales and Distribution for the GE/RCA Consumer Electronics Business which was ultimately sold to Thomson in 1988. Martin’s son, Marty J. Holleran III, was an Area Sales Manager for GE Appliances for two years, a GE Repairman for three years, and interned at GE for two years. He is currently President and CEO of GFR Consulting.
“We’re a second generation GE Family,” said Marty on the LinkedIn GE Alumni group, “and thought our Alumni friends would like to check out this powerful story!”
Extraordinary Measures debus January 22, 2010. For more about the film, see http://extraordinarymeasuresthemovie.com.