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Lorenzo's Oil

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Original title
Lorenzo's Oil
Running time
135 min.
United States United States
George Miller, Nick Enright
David Bergeaud
John Seale
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Universal Pictures
Drama | Disease. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the real-life case of the Odones family, the story concerns 5-year-old Lorenzo, suffering mightily from an apparently incurable and degenerative brain illness called A.L.D. His parents, an economist (Nick Nolte) and a linguist (Susan Sarandon), refuse to accept the received wisdom that there is no hope, and set about learning biochemistry to pursue a cure on their own. The film becomes an intriguing scientific mystery mixed with a story of pain, grief, and the strain on the two adults.
1992: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Sarandon), Original Screenplay
1992: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Susan Sarandon)
1992: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Sarandon)
1992: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1992: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nom. for Best Actress (Susan Sarandon)
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