The story of Terry Fox's unprecendented cross-Canada marathon on an artificial leg for cancer research that made him a national hero.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Alward (as Ryan MacDonald)
Truck-Stop Waitress
Mrs. Jones
Amber Cull ...
Nancy Fox
Darryl Flatman ...
Fred Fox
Judy Fox (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
Mack Furlong ...
Newfoundland Reporter
Oscar Evans ...
Small Boy


"Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23nd birthday yet his memories will live on forever in the hearts of Canadians everywhere. Written by Monica Swain

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On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox set out on the Marathon of Hope and raised the spirit of a nation. This is his story.


Biography | Drama





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11 September 2005 (Canada)  »

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CGI was used to provide Shawn Ashmore with a prosthetic leg See more »


During the opening scenes in Newfoundland, The Rooms are visible in the background. The Rooms were not built until 2002-2004, 25 years after Terry Fox's run. See more »


Remake of The Terry Fox Story (1983) See more »


Written and Performed by Stan Rogers
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Terry Fox
18 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved the movie! It was so good. Those who haven't watched the movie yet, rent it!! Shawn is brilliant in this movie as he portraits Terry Fox. He is such an inspiration to all of us Canadians. He never thought of himself while he ran the Marathon of Hope, but only the children who suffered from cancer all over Canada. He has done such an amazing thing by running across Canada to raise money for cancer research that he gave the children hope that they will survive and that at least somebody cares about them and is willing to do something about it. His dream came true even after his death and his legacy lives on! For 25 years, millions of Canadians have done the Terry Fox run in honor of his memory and they've raised millions of dollars! "A dollar for each Canadian" Terry said, and his dream came true. Terry Fox truly is Canada's biggest hero.

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