• Publication date: February 29, 2012

Lorenzo's Oil

A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Program data

Duration: 130

Production Year: 1992

MBC Max:

March 6, 2012 05:25 (KSA) ~ March 6, 2012 04:25 (CLT)

Until about the age of 7, Lorenzo Odone was a normal child. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons.

He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare incurable degenerative brain disorder.

Frustrated at the failings of doctors and medicine in this area, the Odones begin to educate themselves in the hope of discovering something which can halt the progress of the disease.

As her husband desperately seeks a cure, the boy's mother devotes herself to keeping her child alive with a single-minded fanaticism that alienates everyone around her, including, at times, her husband.

Starring:

  • Nick Nolte
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Zack O'Malley Greenburg
  • Peter Ustinov
  • James Rebhorn
  • Laura Linney

Directed by: George Miller

Rating: PG-13 for a child's life threatening ordeal