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Director  Ralph L. Thomas
Producer  Robert M. Cooper
Country  Canada United States
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, Sport
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  United States: 22 May 1983
Writer  Howard Hume (dialogue), John Kastner, Rose Kastner
Awards  Genie Award for Best Achievement in Overall Sound
Cast  Eric Fryer, Robert Duvall (Bill Vigars), Michael Zelniker, Elva Mai Hoover
Similar movies  Terry
Tagline  He believed in miracles....because he had to!

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The Terry Fox Story is a 1983 film biopic of Canadian amputee and runner Terry Fox. It was written by Howard Hume, John Kastner and Rose Kastner, and directed by Ralph L. Thomas. The film stars Eric Fryer as Fox, Chris Makepeace as his brother Darrell, and Robert Duvall as Fox's publicist, Bill Vigars. The cast also includes Rosalind Chao, R. H. Thomson, Elva Mai Hoover, Michael Zelniker, Saul Rubinek and Patrick Watson.

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The film was produced for HBO in the United States with Canadian co-producers. Although it was also released in Canadian and British theatres, it was the first television film ever made for a cable network.

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Cast

  • Eric Fryer as Terry Fox
  • Robert Duvall as Bill Vigars
  • Chris Makepeace as Darrell Fox
  • Rosalind Chao as Rika Noda
  • Michael Zelniker as Doug Alward
  • Elva Mai Hoover as Betty Fox
  • Frank Adamson as Rolly Fox
  • Marie McCann as Judith Fox
  • Awards and criticism

    The Terry Fox Story won six awards at the 5th Genie Awards ceremony for Canadian film in 1984:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor (Fryer)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Zelniker)
  • Best Sound (Joe Grimaldi, Bruce Carwardine, Austin Grimaldi and Glen Gauthier)
  • Best Sound Editing (same as above; tied with The Wars)
  • Best Film Editing (Ron Wisman)
  • The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography (Richard Ciupka) and Best Supporting Actress (Hoover), but did not win. Duvall was nominated for Best Actor at the 1983 CableACE Awards, but did not win.

    Despite its awards, the film was criticized by Fox's family for depicting him as ill-tempered.

    The staff of Halliwell's Film Guide said of the film: "True it may be, but dramatically this is a one-note film with endless pretty pictures of countryside and in the foreground signs of failing health."

    References

    The Terry Fox Story Wikipedia
    The Terry Fox Story IMDb The Terry Fox Story themoviedb.org


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