Lorenzo's Oil 1992
Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte star in the true story of Michaela and Augusto Odone, an Irish American linguist and an Italian banker who fashioned a miracle to save the life of their son Lorenzo.
When the Odones learn that Lorenzo is untreatable and will probably die within two years, they begin their own exhaustive studies of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), which lead to the first of three breakthroughs in the treatment of the disease. They organize conferences, raise money and strong-arm chemical companies into manufacturing the two oils that halt the awful progress of the disease.

Footnote: Lorenzo eventually died from the effects of ALD. He died 24 years after his initial diagnosis, but mostly in the catatonic state. He outlived his prognosis by nearly 22 years, although he never regained use of his faculties.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:15:08 | 7.85 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: George Miller
Cast: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov
Country: USA

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