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Director: George Miller     Starring: Susan Sarandon
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40236970
UPC: 025192197024
UPC 14: 00025192197024
Sales Rank: 877
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Some people make their own miracles.
Intellectual parents seek and find a way to save their son from a rare nerve disease called ald.
Editor's 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.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/1/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 136 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 21970
Video UPC UPC: 00025192197024
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Gerry Bamman
Video Cast Info Kathleen Wilhoite
Video Cast Info Margo Martindale
Video Cast Info Nick Nolte
Video Cast Info Peter Ustinov
Video Cast Info Susan Sarandon
Video Cast Info Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Video Cast Info Doug Mitchell - Producer
Video Cast Info George Miller - Director
Video Cast Info George Miller - Screenplay
Video Cast Info George Miller - Producer
Video Cast Info John Seale - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Marcus D'Arcy - Editor
Video Cast Info Nick Enright - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Richard Francis-Bruce - Editor


Oscar (1993)
   Video Award Name Susan Sarandon, Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role
   Video Award Name George Miller, Nick Enright, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Professional 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

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 8 of 10
Much of Lorenzo's Oil is based on true events, but there are at least a few moments when Holl

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
You may have heard that Lorenzo's Oil is a harrowing movie experience. It is, but in the best - Roger Ebert

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Product attributeActor:   Nolte,Nick
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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