Lorenzo's Oil

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Lorenzo's Oil ★★★ 1992 (PG-13)

Based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone's efforts to find a cure for their five-year-old, Lorenzo, diagnosed with the rare and incurable disease ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy). Confronted by a slowmoving and clinically cold medical community, the Odones embark on their own quest for a cure. Sarandon delivers an outstanding and emotionally charged performance as Lorenzo's determined mother. Nolte is his equally devoted Italian father, complete with black hair and hand gestures. They are a powerful presence in a film which could have easily degenerat ed into a made-for-TV movie, but is instead a tribute to what love and hope can accomplish. 135m/C VHS, DVD . Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Zach O'Malley-Greenberg, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite, Gerry Bamman, Margo Martindale, James Rebhorn, Ann Hearn, Elizabeth (E.G. Dailey) Daily; D: George Miller; W: George Miller, Nick Enright; C: John Seale.