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The Terry Fox Story (1983)

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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(as R.L. Thomas)

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8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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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Elva Mai Hoover ...
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Marie McCann ...
Clyde Rose ...
Fisherman
Austin Davis ...
NFLD Merchant
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Bob Cady
Jeremy Brown ...
M.C. Nathan Phillips Square
Sheldon Rybowski ...
Gogie
Dorothy Wyatt ...
Mayor Wyatt
Steve Hunter ...
Official at Barrie (as Steven Hunter)
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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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He believed in miracles...because he had to! See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

22 May 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A remény maratonja: Terry Fox története  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Fryer is a real-life amputee who, like the title character he portrays in this TV movie, lost a leg to cancer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Don't Have to Die (1988) See more »

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Very uplifting and tearjerking
11 August 1999 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

This movie is right up there with Rocky and maybe even more uplifting as it is based on a true story. It is a story of Terry Fox, a young man diagnosed with cancer and forced to give up most of his leg. In the hospital he is horrified at the condition of the young children who are fighting various types of cancer. He decides to raise money by running across Canada. To this day there are Terry Fox races all over Canada to keep raising money for Terry's cause. This movie is out of production but I was able to rent it.


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