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Thumbnail for Lorenzo's Oil (1992) Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

Basics Critics:75Viewers:70Rusty:78
Category: Bio/History, DramaSub-Category: drama filmMain subject: X-linked adrenoleukodystrophyNarrative location: Washington, D.C.Runtime: 135 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: PittsburghDirector: George MillerScreenwriter: George Miller, Nick EnrightMusic: Samuel BarberCinematography: John SealeStars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Gerry Bamman, Margo Martindale, James Rebhorn, Colin Ward, Ann Dowd, Ann Hearn, Eddie Murphy Producer: Doug Mitchell, George MillerStudio: Universal PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Susan Sarandon)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (George Miller, Nick Enright)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Augusto and Michaela Odone are dealt a cruel blow by fate when their five-year-old son Lorenzo is diagnosed with a rare and incurable disease. But the Odones' persistence and faith leads to an unorthodox cure which saves their boy and re-writes medical history.

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