Lorenzo's Oil

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Director:
George Miller
Released:
1992
Rating:
PG-13
Lorenzo's Oil, a 1992 drama based on a true story, stars Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte as parents whose young son is dying of a terminal illness. Augusto (Nick Nolte) and Michaela Odone (Susan Sarandon) learn that their little boy, Lorenzo (Zack O'Malley Greenburg), has ALD, a rare and fatal disease of the nervous system. Dissatisfied with doctors who tell him to wait for scientists to find a cure, Augusto reads everything he can about the disease and visits other children with ALD. Meanwhile, Michaela is convinced that her son will recover; even as the disease destroys his ability to see, hear, or feel, she constantly reads and talks to him. As Lorenzo's health declines, Michaela joins Augusto on his mission to find a treatment. Realizing that ALD breaks down a covering that protects nerves, the Odones need to find a chemist willing to synthesize an oil to replace the covering, and stop the spread of the disease, before they lose their son.moreless
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    child hero, med school, last chance for hope, high stake situations, coping with death