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The Terry Fox Story (1983)

The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.

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Ralph L. Thomas (as R.L. Thomas)

Writers:

John Kastner (story by), Rose Kastner (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Director: Jerry Thompson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Bill Vigars
Eric Fryer Eric Fryer ... Terry Fox
Chris Makepeace ... Darrell Fox (as Christopher Makepeace)
Rosalind Chao ... Rika Noda
Michael Zelniker ... Doug Alward
Elva Mai Hoover ... Betty Fox
Frank Adamson ... Rolly Fox
Marie McCann Marie McCann ... Judith Fox
Clyde Rose Clyde Rose ... Fisherman
Austin Davis Austin Davis ... NFLD Merchant
Matt Craven ... Bob Cady
Jeremy Brown Jeremy Brown ... M.C. Nathan Phillips Square
Sheldon Rybowski ... Gogie
Dorothy Wyatt Dorothy Wyatt ... Mayor Wyatt
Steve Hunter Steve Hunter ... Official at Barrie (as Steven Hunter)
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Storyline

Terry Fox has lost a leg to cancer. Frustrated with the lack of public support for or recognition of cancer victims and amputees, he sets himself the task of running across Canada to raise money for cancer research: his "Marathon of Hope". Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He believed in miracles...because he had to! See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart of a Champion See more »

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Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the first made-for-cable film. See more »

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Remade as Terry (2005) See more »

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The Terry Fox Story is a very good made for TV movie and will move you
12 April 2005 | by playerschoiceSee all my reviews

just as Terry did in his short but heroic life. How accurate the movie is I am sure it is quite accurate but have heard of a few inaccuracies compared to the real road trip. I recommend this movie to anyone that loves a beautiful heartwarming true story but be warned as you must know the tears will come just a matter of how many and when.......Makepeace and Duvall do a great job portraying Terry and his publicist with a lot of the inside scenes being somewhat difficult to believe. If you get a chance to watch this made for TV movie you won't regret it one bit, truly a classic in Canadian history. There is a documentary on Terry as well which I will post a review on later.


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