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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Mrs. Jones
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Nancy Fox
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Fred Fox
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Judy Fox (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
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Newfoundland Reporter
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"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 »

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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 »

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

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Written and Performed by Stan Rogers
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A New Perspective
12 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Being from Coquitlam, Terry's hometown, and having met many members of the Fox family, this really hit a nerve. With hometown pride and all, in schools they show a video about his life every year. I was glad to see a lot of the shots were recreations of archival footage I've seen a thousand times. It made it seem so real. But this movie did something that the school video couldn't. It delved into his life, when there were no cameras around. I didn't really realize how much pain he was in until I saw this. You just can't really tell what's behind the brave face from old news footage. Definitely something to see, it's both entertaining and inspiring (in a non-cheesy way).


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