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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
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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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Darryl Fox joined Terry and his friend in Eastern Canada he brought music by Ratt and Anthrax to listen to. Ratt and Anthrax came out in 1984, four years after Terry'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 lil_pink_kitty_2003See 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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