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Door to Door (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  14 July 2002 (USA)
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A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Porter
Shelly Soomky Brady
Gladys Sullivan
Neighbor Bob
Mrs. Porter
Go Away Guy
Older Joey / Reporter
G. Patrick Currie ...
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A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.

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Bill Porter, the real-life pitchman who spent his working life selling door-to-door despite having severe cerebral palsy, and who served as the inspiration for this film portrait, died in Gresham, Oregon on December 9, 2013 at age 81. See more »


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


[last lines]
Bill Porter: A salesman drives down a dark country road, completely lost. After a time, he runs out of gas. Luckily there's a farmhouse that's on the road. He goes to the farmhouse and knocks on the door. The farmer's wife comes to the door and says, can I help you? Yes, he says, you can. I've run out of gas and I've lost my way. And she says, you can spend the night, but I don't have a daughter, and you'll have a nice room all to yourself. We don't have any farm animals, and my husband and I ...
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Holding Back The Years
Written by Mick Hucknall & Neil Moss
Performed by Simply Red
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great story, excellently acted and produced

Based on the true story of Bill Porter, this movie showcases a rarity: An admirable man. Movies today are so full of meanness, of violence, of generally nasty people, that this small movie about a man who insisted on earning his own way in life just shines like a beacon. William H. Macy's performance is award caliber. Actually everyone in the film is believable, and most are likeable and all are interesting. Even though I saw this great movie on a Ted Turner cable channel, I loved it, and recommend it to everyone. In fact, as a thank you, I rushed out the next day to buy the sponsor's product, elastic bandages. Johnson & Johnson really deserve our gratitude for presenting this marvelous story of a man who refused to accept anyone else's lack of belief in him. Bill Porter is a hero for modern America; this movie is inspiring.

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