Walking Across Egypt (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  17 December 1999 (USA)
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An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stray Dog
Robert Rigsbee
Rev. Vernon
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Patrick David ...
David Cooper ...
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An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

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Doing the right thing can be as hard as... Walking Across Egypt


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »




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17 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Leading with Her Heart  »

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The positioning of the plates, pots of food and drinks on the dining table when Maddie and Robert are preparing to eat their lunch. See more »


Mattie Rigsbee: You like grits for breakfast?
Wesley Benfield: I like everything but tomatoes.
Mattie Rigsbee: Good home-grown tomatoes?
Wesley Benfield: Any kind of tomatoes!
Mattie Rigsbee: Well, good Lord. There's nothing better! I love 'em with bacon. I'm gonna have some.
Wesley Benfield: Well, good for you!
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struggling to obey Jesus' teaching
10 July 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This film shows the beauty of a simple elderly woman's efforts to obey Jesus' teachings in Matthew 25. She has to struggle with her own misgivings about helping the boy, coming from her fears and common self-protection, as well as with the opposition of her adult children and even fellow church members. But her simple acts of love toward the boy prove to be a most powerful and effective way of reaching into his soul and reforming him. It is a profound critique of our tendency to institutionalize both the elderly and juvenile people in our society, and shows that basic humanity and love are still what life is really all about.

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