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The story of Terry Fox's unprecendented cross-Canada marathon on an artificial leg for cancer research that made him a national hero.

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Don McBrearty

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Dennis Foon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Ashmore ... Terry Fox
Ryan McDonald ... Doug Alward (as Ryan MacDonald)
Noah Reid ... Darrell Fox
Matt Gordon ... Bill Vigars
Catherine Disher ... Betty Fox
David Huband ... Rolly Fox
Adam Butcher ... Chad
David Keeley ... Bobby Orr
Shauna MacDonald ... Truck-Stop Waitress
Shannon Lawson ... Mrs. Jones
Amber Cull Amber Cull ... Nancy Fox
Darryl Flatman Darryl Flatman ... Fred Fox
Vivien Endicott Douglas ... Judy Fox (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
Mack Furlong Mack Furlong ... Newfoundland Reporter
Oscar Evans Oscar Evans ... Small Boy
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Storyline

"Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23nd birthday yet his memories will live on forever in the hearts of Canadians everywhere. Written by Monica Swain

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On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox set out on the Marathon of Hope and raised the spirit of a nation. This is his story.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2005 (Canada) See more »

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Trivia

In the re-enactment of Terry Fox's speech in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square, Terry is wearing a hockey jersey with nothing on the front. In real life, he was wearing Darryl Sittler's NHL All-Star Team jersey (with the NHL logo displayed predominantly), but the cost of licensing the NHL logo meant the shirt was left blank (though Sittler's name and number is still on the back) See more »

Goofs

When Darryl Fox joined Terry and his friend in Eastern Canada he brought music by Ratt and Anthrax to listen to. Ratt and Anthrax came out in 1984, four years after Terry's run. See more »

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Remake of The Terry Fox Story (1983) See more »

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Awesome Movie!!!!!
15 October 2005 | by Workin_ManSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at my school believe it or not!

I thought it was very very well done.

Shawn Ashmore was perfectly cast as Terry Fox by the way.

In my life, I have had some bad experiences with these kinds of movies but this one was different.

With this movie, it has substance, a good storyline, and a good cast which makes everything work just wonderful.

I thought it was very well done once again.

I also thought the cast was awesome, especially Shawn Ashmore-Terry Fox

The little bit of humor in this movie just made it perfect in my opinion.

Hats off to Shawn Ashmore and all of the crew for making a truly excellent film adaptation of the life of Terry Fox

Hats off especially to Shawn Ashmore for a truly great performance as Terry Fox.

I had no idea he was such a good actor but I know now!!!

10/10


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