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


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Just before lights out in the prison dorm, Wesley had a radio taped to the underside of the upper bunk of his bunk bed. Just after the guard patrols on night duty, the radio is no longer there. See more »


Wesley Benfield: Have I met you before?
Elaine Rigsbee: I seriously doubt it.
Wesley Benfield: Well, cos you look just like this lady always comes down to the RC, asks me all sorts of questions. Always leaves me feeling like somebody's just grabbed my gonads, gently swung 'em out, looked all 'round behind 'em.
[Elaine splutters and nearly chokes on her lunch]
Alora: What are gonads?
Finner: Don't ask!
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Walking Across Egypt
Written by Clyde Edgerton
Published by Tarwater Productions, ASCAP
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A heartfelt drama -- wonderful!
24 April 2001 | by (Macon, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best dramatic film that I've seen in years. Ellen Burstyn is amazing (as allways). Jonathan Taylor Thomas proves that there is more to his career that Home Improvement! He really turns his character into a rich, developed lead. Probably one of his best efforts. This is an excellent film, its just a pity that it isn't distributed more prominantly. Definitely rent it if you can find it, you won't be disappointed!

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