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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Vigars
Eric Fryer ...
Terry Fox
Darrell Fox (as Christopher Makepeace)
Rika Noda
Doug Alward
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Betty Fox
Rolly Fox
Marie McCann ...
Judith Fox
Clyde Rose ...
Austin Davis ...
NFLD Merchant
Bob Cady
Jeremy Brown ...
M.C. Nathan Phillips Square
Dorothy Wyatt ...
Mayor Wyatt
Steve Hunter ...
Official at Barrie (as Steven Hunter)


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 made an entire nation stand up and cheer! See more »


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Release Date:

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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1.33 : 1
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poignant then and now
18 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

The premiere of this movie was attended by many of Terry Fox's wheelchair basketball team members. It was an emotional event to say the least. I never knew Terry, I arrived in Vancouver shortly after his death, but I took part in the first Terry Fox Run in 1982 and got myself plastered on every front page from coast to coast the following day. Terry Fox was a real person faced with a situation millions of people face everyday, he showed tenacity in the face of adversity and inspired many since - myself included. >

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