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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


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 »


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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Hate this movie, there is something wrong with you!
25 November 2006 | by the_moody_youngestSee all my reviews

This is everything I like in a film. I watched this on TV, knowing it would be good, I was right. I talked to my friend Stephanie on the phone and we watched it together, we were both pleased! 1. The acting, I never knew Shawn Ashmore was so good. All I have seen him in was X Men, In A Heartbeat and a couple other things. Excellent acting. Even though Shawn and Terry's voices were nothing alike, GREAT MOVIE! 2. The story. Terry fox was a Canadian legend and hero and we remember him greatly. If only he was still here, he was a great person.

3. It shows how proud Canadians can be instead of all these Americans called us Canadians losers. We are good people.

This film deserves an Oscar. One of the best films ever made.

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11 September 2005 (Canada) See more »

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