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Bill Porter
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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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Rhoda
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Neighbor Bob
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Larry
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Mrs. Porter
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Chuck
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John
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Go Away Guy
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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 »

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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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Bill Porter: God created us all, Shelly. He doesn't make mistakes.
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For tough cleaning problems, contact Bill Porter at www.billporter.com See more »

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Version of Door to Door (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
Written by Robert Wells (as Bob Wells) & Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
Performed by Jerry Vale
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By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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