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


Don McBrearty


Dennis Foon
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Ashmore ... Terry Fox
Ryan McDonald ... Doug Alward (as Ryan MacDonald)
Noah Reid ... Darrell Fox
Matt Gordon ... Bill Vigars
Catherine Disher ... Betty Fox
David Huband ... Rolly Fox
Adam Butcher ... Chad
David Keeley ... Bobby Orr
Shauna MacDonald ... Truck-Stop Waitress
Shannon Lawson ... Mrs. Jones
Amber Cull Amber Cull ... Nancy Fox
Darryl Flatman Darryl Flatman ... Fred Fox
Vivien Endicott Douglas ... Judy Fox (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
Mack Furlong Mack Furlong ... Newfoundland Reporter
Oscar Evans 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) See more »

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CGI was used to provide Shawn Ashmore with a prosthetic leg 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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11 September 2005 | by charlie411See all my reviews

I'd have to say it was a very well done movie. I do not know much about Terry Fox but I think Shawn did a good job of portraying what Terry must have been feeling during that time. I found out at the end of the movie that he died about 4 months after he completed that run. Possibly the hardship he endured getting thru the run sped his eventual decline. But yeah, good job Shawn. He is getting better and better at acting. I think people should see the movie, especially if you do not really know about Terry. By the way, if your are a crier, be warned, this movie will have you bawling. Keep a box of tissues nearby.:) As for the quality of the movie, I think they did a good job making it look and feel like you are back in the late '70s early '80s. All in all, I approve.

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