A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.

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Shelly Soomky Brady
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Gladys Sullivan
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Alan
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Brad
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Neighbor Bob
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Bill Porter, a man afflicted with cerebral palsy, is desperate to find a job despite his condition. He uses his sense of humor, determination and winning spirit to convince a manager to hire him as a door-to-door salesman for Watkins, a supplier of household items and baking products. Porter walks several miles every day on his sales route, eventually working his way into the hearts of his customers. This film is based on a true story. Written by Jwelch5742

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14 July 2002 (USA)  »

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De puerta en puerta  »

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In 1955, Bill Porter's parents were founding members of what became United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon & SW Washington. See more »

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When Shelly is stepping into the shower you can see her brown bathing suit bottoms. See more »

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Joey Wallace: I guess this is where I'm supposed to plant my foot, try to keep you from closing the door on me.
Bill Porter: No, don't do that, that never works. I have to go.
[Bill shuts the door on Joey]
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Inspired by the true life story of Bill Porter See more »

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Written by Pete Bellotte, Keith Forsey & Harold Faltermeyer (as Harold Faltermeier)
Performed by Donna Summer
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Door to Door will leave you hoping for a salesman to knock on your door.
14 July 2002 | by (Brunswick, Maine. USA) – See all my reviews

William H. Macy strikes gold in this wonderfully done film. Not only was Macy the star of the story he was also the co-writer and Producer.

This is the story of Bill Porter, a door to door salesman for the Watkins company, who has cerebral palsy. The story takes us from the early 1950's up to the late 1990's and shows us the life of this salesman and all the people who he has met and affected, for over forty years.

Bill is a loveable, funny, caring, and sympathetic character who the viewer cannot help but fall in love with.

The story is well worth seeing and will leave you in tears at times, and laughing right up until the end. I highly recommend this wonderful film.

Viewers hint: Keep your eyes on the tree!


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