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Walking Across Egypt (1999)

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

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An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Leading with Her Heart  »

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At breakfast, Wesley's glass of orange juice is alternately in his hand/on the table between shots. See more »

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Wesley Benfield: [lying back in the bath] God damn, this feels nice!
Mattie Rigsbee: Young man, you will not take the Lord's name in vain in my house!
Wesley Benfield: I'm not in the house, I'm in the tub!
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Walking Across Egypt
Written by Clyde Edgerton
Published by Tarwater Productions, ASCAP
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9 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I'd never heard of this movie, but I like Ellen Burstyn very much and rented the disk because she was the star. A couple of hours later I had tears on my cheeks and the feeling that I'd seen a film made in earlier, simpler times. That's a compliment. It's the story of a sweet elderly lady (Burstyn) whose faith and trust reform a juvenile delinquent (the fine teenage actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas). OK, it's a corny plot and it's been done a thousand times. And maybe not every question is answered here. But there are many surprises -- small story twists that are clever, reasonable and satisfying. Countless details show expert writing and film-making. Besides the two stars, the cast includes some solid names: Harve Presnell, Gwen Verdon, Edward Herrmann, Judge Reinhold and Mark Hamill. The title comes from the old-fashioned expression, "I could no more do [something impossible] than I could walk across Egypt." Incredibly, the rural, moss-draped locations were all found "in and around the city of Orlando." Florida, that is. Don't look for the travel-agency Orlando. Just do yourself a favor. Relax, forget the frantic concepts that some recent movie s have made us think are essential, and give yourself to "Walking Across Egypt." A handsome film, a superb cast, a heart-warming story. We're not often handed so many pleasures in a single picture.


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