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)
Catherine Disher ...
David Huband ...
Bobby Orr
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.







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11 September 2005 (Canada)  »

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In the re-enactment of Terry Fox's speech in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square, Terry is wearing a hockey jersey with nothing on the front. In real life, he was wearing Darryl Sittler's NHL All-Star Team jersey (with the NHL logo displayed predominantly), but the cost of licensing the NHL logo meant the shirt was left blank (though Sittler's name and number is still on the back) See more »


In one scene, Bill Vigars refers to Canada Day, the July 1 holiday commemorating the Confederation of Canada. This may be perceived as an anachronism, as the holiday was not officially known as Canada Day until 1982; in 1980, its official name was still Dominion Day. However, it should be noted that informally, many Canadians were already referring to the holiday as Canada Day; the official name change *reflected* an already existing usage. See more »


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


Written and Performed by Stan Rogers
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Amazing..Just Amazing
11 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching Terry and it was such an inspiring movie.. I felt such warmth in my soul. Terry Fox is a true ICON for us Canadians. As I was watching "Terry", I got news that my town in Newfoundland raised just over $92,000 for the cancer society. I was so proud. It was such an amazing movie. There couldn't have been a better person then Sean Ashmore to play Terry. I cried while watching this movie and it wasn't because of his death, it was because of this life. He was an amazing man. I kept thinking while watching the movie how I sometimes complain just walking across the street to go to the store while this courageous man jogged as far as he could across Canada. I just can't tell you how full my heart feels from this movie. Good work to all those who helped make this movie and to the family and friends of Terry Fox, God Speed.

God Bless Terry Fox and his family...May he live forever in our hearts and memories.

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