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1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Steve Ascher and Jeanne Jordan chronicle a man's struggle with ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease, and its effect on his family. Stephen Heywood fights to keep working as a home builder, but his physical condition deteriorates. His brother, Jamie, quits his job, starts a medical research foundation and devotes himself to finding a cure.

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Directors: Steven Ascher , Jeanne Jordan

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Balcony

So Much So Fast (2006)

Release Date: January 22nd, 2006|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It is harrowing, heartbreaking, cheering, and unforgettable. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    As the film makes pointedly clear, ALS is what is considered an "orphan disease," meaning drug companies aren't willing to devote their resources to finding a cure because they feel too small a percentage of the population suffer from it to make an effective drug profitable. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Never becomes maudlin. Rather, it retains an upbeat air of hope, and even humor, as two brave men battle fate. show more

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