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The Terry Fox Story (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  22 May 1983 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Fryer ...
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Bill Vigars
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Darrell Fox
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Rika Noda
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Doug Alward
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Betty Fox
Frank Adamson ...
Rolly Fox
Marie McCann ...
Judith Fox
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Dr. Simon
Gloria Figura ...
Marie
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French-Canadian Waitress
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Bob Cady
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Dan Grey
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Wilson
Austin Davis ...
NFLD Merchant
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A remény maratonja: Terry Fox története  »

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$2,400,000 (estimated)
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One hell of an inspirational journey, adequately carried by untrained actor Fryer
2 April 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Yes, here might be a movie where you have to break out the Kleenex and start sobbing. No, this real life drama/true story bypasses all of that, avoiding the sentimentality's, what have you. Real life cripple Eric fryer, playing Terry with honesty and realism, not overacting primarily makes this film. He's a very angry and bitter man, Participating in a walk for charity, with one leg, the other just a mechanical foot attached to a spring, which makes the journey harder, but inspirational, we follow the pitfalls, where at times, Fox gets really stormed up, at times, almost wanting to pack it in. Rosalund Chao, as his girlfriends adds some romantic moments, where Duvall, is great as the abused driver, transporting Fox, while Makepeace is likable as Fox's younger brother. Avoiding all that sop sop, a thing I really like about the film, it has a realist nature about it, and Fox's journey is one vastly travelled where he suffers a few hiccups, collapsing at one stage, while bleeding from his fake leg, where the end is an ultimate predictability. His anger and effrontery does get to you at times. This is a very entertaining drama, one I liked very much, where a similar film, of the same year, Running Brave, is one to check out too.


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