A FEATURE FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY
A dramatic portrayal of one of America’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Jonas Salk. At a time when polio debilitated 50,000 children a year, Salk sets out to create a vaccine while battling the scientific establishment. The crippling result of the disease and a mans career on the line creates a race against time. A nationwide trial of an experimental vaccine using school children as virtual guinea pigs has begun, starting with Salk himself, as well as risking his own children with the hope to achieve one of modern medicine’s greatest breakthroughs.