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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

 -  Drama  -  15 January 1993 (USA)
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

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Until about the age of 7, Lorenzo Odone was a normal child. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare incurable degenerative brain disorder. Frustrated at the failings of doctors and medicine in this area, the Odones begin to educate themselves in the hope of discovering something which can halt the progress of the disease. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Some people make their own miracles.

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Rated PG-13 for a child's life threatening ordeal | See all certifications »

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15 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Un milagro para Lorenzo  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,286,388 (USA)
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George Miller's first film since The Witches of Eastwick (1987). It reunites him with Susan Sarandon. See more »

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Augusto Odone: Michaela! They are the same enzyme! There is one enzyme for both chains. It's the same bloody enzyme!
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During the credits pictures of children are shown, which were cured by "Lorenzo's Oil". See more »

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3 November 2002 | by (Campina Grande, Brazil) – See all my reviews

No doubt Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon are two great actors who have been part of wonderful movies. In "Lorenzo's Oil" they're even better than usual. The story is about a boy who has a rare disease that kills him little by little. His parents, played by Nolte and Sarandon, make their best to help the boy. Great direction by George Miller.

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