The Stranger I Married (2005)
"The Man Who Lost Himself" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  15 November 2005 (Canada)
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The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a near-fatal car crash. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.



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Complete credited cast:
Terry Evanshen
Lorraine Evanshen
Tracy Evanshen
Tara Evanshen
Tatum Knight ...
Jennifer Evanshen
Dr. Janice Golding
J.J. Albrecht
Julie Dumais ...
Nurse Angie
Billy Parrott ...
David Daniels ...
Patrick McManus ...
ER Surgeon
Zoe Heath ...
OR Nurse
Shant Srabian ...
Rehab Specialist


Terry Evanshen had a perfect life: at twelve he met Lorraine, his true love, future wife and mother of his three daughters Tara, Tracy and Jennifer, and decided to become an Canadian football star, which the hunk did brilliantly. Then a car accident puts him in a deep coma he's unlikely to survive. When he awakes anyway, Lorraine hopes that his amnesia, which reduces every aspect of his past to meaningless bits and flashes, will also be temporary and takes him home, but the grim prognosis of permanent brain damage causing nasty character disturbance seems to come true, as his behavior is erratic and so aggressive he scares everyone. Are Lorraine's flash-backs to happier days just a cruel memory, or can he learn to become their loving husband and dad again? Written by KGF Vissers

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He has become a danger to everyone he loves


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In the scene just prior to Terry forcing himself on his wife, the bandage is on his left arm in the mirror reflection when it is his right arm that was injured. See more »

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This is a story of a famous football player who like Superman has a terrible accident..
17 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on the book by June Callwood The Man Who Lost Himself. I found that the movie was not a disappointment but rather enhanced the book. I would like to recommend the studying of this book in all high schools for a number of reasons: it is a true story, it brings out the importance of presence of mind, like John Kennedy Junior Terry Evanshen had "get-home-itis". Most student will drive vehicles and we do not wish them to be at the wheel nor do we wish anyone they may encounter on the highway to be driving without due care and attention. We can and have been distracted at the wheel but escaped Terry's drastic results. It also brings out the value of memory and what an important part memory plays in our happiness which is not to be taken lightly. Many novels are studied in school with far less meritorious points than this book would offer, I feel certain.

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