Extraordinary Measures

  • Directors: Tom Vaughan
  • Producers: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Carla Santos Shamberg
  • Writers: Robert Nelson Jacobs
  • Genres: Drama
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell

Brendan Fraser plays John Crowley, a biotechnology executive, whose two youngest children were afflicted with Pompe disease. Along with his wife, Aileen (Keri Russell), he raises money for research scientist Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) (most likely representing Dr. William Canfield), forming a company to develop a drug to save his children’s lives.

What Happens in Vegas

  • Directors: Tom Vaughan
  • Producers: Michael Aguilar, Dean Georgaris
  • Writers: Dana Fox
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher

In New York City, high-strung stockbroker Joy ellis McNally (Cameron Diaz) is dumped by her fiancé at his surprise birthday she threw for him in front of all their friends, and easy-going carpenter Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) is fired from his job by his father, Jack, Sr. (Treat Williams). Both become emotionally distraught and travel to Las Vegas with their best friends. They meet by chance when they are given the same hotel room because of a computer error. After clearing up the misunderstanding and receiving upgraded rooms and coupons to various clubs, they party and drink together and Joy and Jack end up getting married. The next morning, they realize it was a mistake and decide to divorce.

Before they do so, Jack uses a quarter Joy gives him in a slot machine. He hits a $3,000,000 USD jackpot and Joy reminds Jack that they are married and hence, she is entitled to some of the money. The couple returns to New York, where they attempt to divorce. Their judge (Dennis Miller) declares that the couple cannot divorce until they attempt to co-exist for six months, while attending weekly sessions with a marriage counselor (Queen Latifah). If they work at the marriage but still want to divorce after six months, each will be permitted to keep half the winnings from Las Vegas. If either party does not cooperate, their fortune will be tied up in litigation by the judge.

After the credits have rolled there is one last scene that sees Dave waiting for Jack to bring his car back and asking a passer-by if he “likes to party?”