The Terry Fox Story


2h 1983

Brief Synopsis

Young Canadian athlete Terry Fox's cross-country Marathon of Hope after losing a leg to cancer was dramatized in this movie heralded as the first made exclusively for HBO. Filmed in Canada with a basically local cast and crew (and Eric Fryer making his acting debut as Fox), it had two actors from th

Film Details

Also Known As
Heart of a Champion, Terry Fox Story
Release Date
1983
Location
Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Young Canadian athlete Terry Fox's cross-country Marathon of Hope after losing a leg to cancer was dramatized in this movie heralded as the first made exclusively for HBO. Filmed in Canada with a basically local cast and crew (and Eric Fryer making his acting debut as Fox), it had two actors from the United States: Robert Duvall as the opportunistic PR man who helps turn Fox into a national hero, and Rosalind Chao (Soon-Ling Klinger on "M*A*S*H" and "AfterMash") as Fox's girlfriend.

Crew

Mike Beer

Generator Operator

Debbie Beers

Craft Service

Hagan Beggs

Assistant Director

Michele Burke

Makeup

Terry Burke

Foley Editor

Bruce Carwardine

Sound

Andy Chmura

Camera Operator

Ted Churchill

Other

Richard Ciupka

Director Of Photography

Bill Conti

Music

Bob Cooper

Producer

William J Corcoran

Assistant Director

Bruce Crawford

Sound Mixer

John Eckert

Associate Producer

Linda Egan

Extras Agent/Coordinator

George Farrell

Assistant Property Master

John C. Ferguson

Best Boy

Steve Ferriera

Gaffer

Ann-marie Fitzgerald

Production Accountant

Mark Freeborn

Set Decorator

Glen Gauthier

Boom Operator

Sarah Grahame

Script Supervisor

Austin Grimaldi

Sound

Joe Grimaldi

Sound

Otta Hanus

Unit Location Manager

Paul Harding

Assistant Set Decorator

Rolf Harvey

Art Assistant

Stephen A Hope

Music Editor

Jim Hopkins

Sound Editor

Jacques Hubert

Assistant Director

Edward Hume

Screenplay

John Kastner

From Story

Rose Kastner

From Story

Richard Kelly

Assistant Sound Editor

Lynda Kemp

Wardrobe

Joyce King

Production Manager

James Kohne

Grip

Michael Kohne

Key Grip

Erla Lank

Wardrobe

Michael A Levine

Executive Producer

Kelly Makin

Production Assistant

Gavin Mitchell

Art Director

Bruce Moriarty

Assistant Director

Ryan O'hara

Driver

Karen Pike

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Lawrie Raskin

Photography

Carole Riback

Production Assistant

Gurston I Rosenfeld

Executive Producer

Neil Seale

Assistant Camera Operator

Kerry Smart

Assistant Camera Operator

Malcolm Tanner

Hair

Bryon White

Assistant Editor

Kim Winther

Assistant Director

Ron Wisman

Editor

Dan Wladyka

Property Master

Deborah Zwicker

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Heart of a Champion, Terry Fox Story
Release Date
1983
Location
Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States May 25, 1983

HBO's first original telefilm.