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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 »




Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leading with Her Heart  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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As Wesley is running down the stairs putting on the robe right after he jumps out of the tub, you can see that he is clearly wearing white boxers. See more »


Mattie Rigsbee: Let Lamar say the blessing.
Wesley Benfield: Oh.
Lamar N. Benfield: Oh, er...
[clears throat uncomfortably]
Lamar N. Benfield: Er, thank you for the world so sweet, er... thank you for the food we eat, thanks for the birds that sing, thank you God, for everything!
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »


I'm Gettin' Gone
Written and Performed by Dillon Dixon, Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders
Published by Pianella Music Inc., ASCAP
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simply beautiful
25 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie blew me away completely. I am a Jonathan Taylor Thomas fan, and had been waiting to see him in a new movie. Some of his others films were pretty corny, and I was afraid that he would not escape his "bubble gum, sugar-sweet" image, However, this film proves he can do drama as well as the next guy. Everyone in my family enjoyed the movie tremendously- especially me. Ellen Burnstyn is superb as Mattie, the elderly God-fearing woman practically looking forward her to funeral, until Wesley comes along. He brings youth and joy to her life, and she brings intelligence, truth, and God into his. Both sides benefit from this experience. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a heartfelt, meaningful drama that is also sweet and funny.

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