The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.

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If Terry Fox walked into a doctor's office today his outcome would be much different from 25 years ago, he probably wouldn't die and he might not even lose his leg. Terry had a dream to ... See full summary »

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Eric Fryer ...
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Darrell Fox (as Christopher Makepeace)
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Rika Noda
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Terry Fox has lost a leg to cancer. Frustrated with the lack of public support for or recognition of cancer victims and amputees, he sets himself the task of running across Canada to raise money for cancer research: his "Marathon of Hope". Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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22 May 1983 (USA)  »

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A remény maratonja: Terry Fox története  »

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$2,400,000 (estimated)
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The Terry Fox Story is a very good made for TV movie and will move you
12 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

just as Terry did in his short but heroic life. How accurate the movie is I am sure it is quite accurate but have heard of a few inaccuracies compared to the real road trip. I recommend this movie to anyone that loves a beautiful heartwarming true story but be warned as you must know the tears will come just a matter of how many and when.......Makepeace and Duvall do a great job portraying Terry and his publicist with a lot of the inside scenes being somewhat difficult to believe. If you get a chance to watch this made for TV movie you won't regret it one bit, truly a classic in Canadian history. There is a documentary on Terry as well which I will post a review on later.


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