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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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(novel), (screenplay)
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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 ...
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Steve Raulerson ...
Warden Haswell
Pat Corley ...
Sheriff Tillman
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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

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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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Leading with Her Heart  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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When Wesley runs upstairs as the police cars arrive at the house, the bedroom curtains are closed when seen from outside, but when Wesley runs to the window to look out the curtains are open. See more »

Quotes

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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Just A Close Walk With Thee
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A worthwhile adaptation of a fine novel
2 April 2000 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Clyde Edgerton's novel, on which this movie is based, is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Some of that comedy is situational, which can be translated to the screen, and some is a matter of Edgerton's writing-- his tone, his word choice, his timing-- which can't be carried over into a movie. That said, this adaptation catches the heart of the story-- about an elderly widow who decides to accept a juvenile delinquent as a sort of foster son-- and Burstyn portrays the widow as feistily as Edgerton describes her. If this summary make the movie sound like a "Touched by an Angel"-style wannabe, it should not. The characters behave like believable human beings worse!], and their idiosyncracies both charm and irritate. By all means, rent this video. And then do yourself a big favor and read the book.


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