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Walking Across Egypt (1999)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest ...
Stray Dog
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Robert Rigsbee
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Alora
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Finner
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Rev. Vernon
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James Coleman III ...
Blake
Patrick David ...
Johnny
David Cooper ...
Funeral Director
Jim Borda ...
Guard #1
Steven West ...
Guard #2
Steve Raulerson ...
Warden Haswell
Pat Corley ...
Sheriff Tillman
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Storyline

An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Leading with Her Heart  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Wesley Benfield: Wow, this smells great.
Mattie Rigsbee: Hold on, young man. You need to say the blessing.
Wesley Benfield: I never said no blessing.
Mattie Rigsbee: Well, it's easy. You just talk to God like... like he's a friend who just gave you something.
[Wesley stares blankly at her]
Mattie Rigsbee: haven't you ever thanked someone for doing something for ya?
Wesley Benfield: Not that I remember. Ah, course, there was that one time I thanked Tracey Willingham for giving me my first role in the hay!
Mattie Rigsbee: Well, there you are. Just talk to God like he's Tracey Willingham.
Wesley Benfield: Alright. Er, hey God, ...
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gettin' Gone
Written and Performed by Dillon Dixon, Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders
Published by Pianella Music Inc., ASCAP
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas works his genius!
6 March 2001 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

Late last night, suffering from insomnia, I decided to watch the Walking Across Egypt video I purchased over the weekend. JTT has such a magical performance in this film, I was actually watching the timer count down on the VCR as I simply didn't want this film to end. It is truly a gift, that I found this film in the "pre-viewed video" bin at one of the rental stores in Berkeley, CA. How I missed knowing about this film astonishes me, as it is must surely be one of the best films made in 2000. Both Burstyn and JTT give reserved, cool performances, but it is those calm, taking-my-time characterizations that allow for a real acme to surface during the film before the end of the story. I admit it, I've had a crush on JTT for years, but in this film I was even able to separate my belief that "JTT can do no wrong" from the truly brilliant acting of this fine fellow. I am only sorry that there are not more JTT films around. I have been completely unsuccessful in locating Speedway Junkie. As far as a recommendation on Walking..., run to your nearest video store to see this work of art! I promise, there is not a boring moment, and you will not be disappointed. Burstyn and Thomas absolutely sing with their synergy and sympathetic performances. The pairing of two of my very most favorite actors was someone's genius and my outstanding good luck. Speaking of luck, JT, if you are out there reading this - please keep with the films. You are an exceptional talent that needs to be seen and heard! Thanks to everyone for reading. Kieran O'Connell


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