|Adam Butcher||Ralph Walker|
|Campbell Scott||Father Hibbert|
|Gordon Pinsent||Father Fitzpatrick|
|Jennifer Tilly||Nurse Alice|
|Shauna MacDonald||Emma Walker|
|Tamara Hope||Claire Collins|
|Miranda Black||Nurse Riggin|
The year 1954 finds teen outcast Ralph Walker getting in trouble at the Catholic school he attends in Ontario, Canada. When the headmaster catches Ralph smoking, he puts the boy on the school's cross-county team to force him to put his time to better use. When Ralph discovers that his hospitalized mother has slipped into a coma, he decides to run in the Boston Marathon, hoping that, if he wins, God will grant him a miracle and make his mother well again.