Lorenzo's Oil

Continuity mistake: During a conversation a clock can be clearly seen in the backround and the time is 11:50, the scene cuts to a closeup of Nick Nolte speaking, then back to the wider shot and it's suddenly become 11:55 in a matter of seconds. But it doesn't stop there, it again cuts away for a few seconds and when it comes back to a a shot of the clock it now reads 11:40.

Audio problem: When Augusto has the nightmare with the voice counting in Italian (right before he realizes that the two enzymes are the same), the word for 16 is wrong. The voice says "diciassei," but the word is actually "sedici."

Deliberate mistake: When Michaela reads "The Once and Future King" to Lorenzo, she doesn't start at the beginning, even though she's never read him that book before. Not only does she not open the book to the first page, the words she reads are not at the beginning of the book (I believe they are about three or four chapters in).

Professor Nikolias: Do you know how many children die every year from choking on french fries? Many more than from Adrenoleukodistrophy. You see, ours is what is known as an orphan disease, too small to be noticed, too small to be funded, especially with the iron hand of "Reganomics."

Augusto Odone: Michaela! They are the same enzyme! There is one enzyme for both chains. It's the same bloody enzyme.

Question: What is the name of the Language Omouri speaks? It's never identified in the movie.

Chosen answer: According to the script, it's Swahili.

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Question: Who played Michaela Odone's sister in the movie? Was thinking it was Holly Hunter but IMDB has no information.

Mitchel Hall

Chosen answer: It was Kathleen Wilhoite (she also played Dr. Lewis' sister Chloe on ER).

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Question: What is the music used in the scene where Augusto tells Lorenzo the story of "La Notte di San Lorenzo"? The credits identify all the music used in the film, but they don't say what music was used where.

Chosen answer: It's "Casta Diva" from the opera "Norma" by Bellini.

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