Lorenzos Oil (1993)
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UPC 14: 00025192197024
Category Keywords: Achievers Children Diseases Doctors Family (General) Family Crises Family Interaction Fathers And Sons Health Heartwarming Illness Parenthood Parents Personal Triumph Recommended Tear Jerker
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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 NoteBased 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.
Cast & Crew
|Zack O'Malley Greenburg|
|Doug Mitchell - Producer|
|George Miller - Director|
|George Miller - Screenplay|
|George Miller - Producer|
|John Seale - Cinematographer|
|Marcus D'Arcy - Editor|
|Nick Enright - Screenplay|
|Richard Francis-Bruce - Editor|
|Susan Sarandon, Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|George Miller, Nick Enright, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen|