Lorenzos Oil

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Intellectual parents seek and find a way to save their son from a rare nerve disease called ald.

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Studio Universal
SKU 40236970
UPC 025192197024
UPC 14 00025192197024
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 704
Keywords
Achievers
Children
Diseases
Doctors
Family (General)
Family Crises
Family Interaction
Fathers And Sons
Health
Heartwarming
Illness
Parenthood
Parents
Personal Triumph
Recommended
Tear Jerker
Editors Note
Note Based on a true 1985 story, "Lorenzo's Oil" chronicles a couple's search for a cure for their son's fatal disease. After diagnosing 5-year-old Lorenzo Odone's condition as an extremly rare degeneration of the nervous system known as Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), the doctors tell his parents that there is nothing that can be done, and that he has only two years to live. Refusing to accept the word of the medical establishment, the Odones begin researching ALD themselves. As her husband desperately seeks a cure, the boy's mother devotes herself to keeping her child alive with a single-minded fanaticism that alienates everyone around her, including, at times, her husband. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best (Original) Screenplay, Best Actress--Susan Sarandon.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...[Sarandon] delivers a stunning, emotionally direct performance..." 01/21/1993 p.54-5
USA Today "...[A] cinematic wonder....An exhilarating experience akin to watching a breathless mystery thriller unfold..." -- 4 out of 4 stars 12/30/1992 p.1D
Chicago Sun-Times "...It takes a heartbreaking story and pushes it to the limit, showing us the lengths of courage and imagination that people can summon when they must. The performances, by Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte, are daring, too..." 01/15/1993 p.39
Directors
George Miller
Actors
Susan Sarandon
Cast & Crew
Doug Mitchell - Producer
George Miller - Director
George Miller - Screenplay
George Miller - Producer
Gerry Bamman - Actor
John Seale - Cinematographer
Kathleen Wilhoite - Actor
Marcus D'Arcy - Editor
Margo Martindale - Actor
Nick Enright - Screenplay
Nick Nolte - Actor
Peter Ustinov - Actor
Richard Francis-Bruce - Editor
Susan Sarandon - Actor
Zack O'Malley Greenburg - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 21970
UPC 00025192197024
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 136 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1993) Susan Sarandon, Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role,George Miller, Nick Enright, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Much of Lorenzo's Oil is based on true events, but there are at least a few moments when Holl
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ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review You may have heard that Lorenzo's Oil is a harrowing movie experience. It is, but in the best
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Nolte,Nick
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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