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Door to Door (2002)

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


Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly Soomky Brady
Gladys Sullivan
Neighbor Bob
Mrs. Porter
Go Away Guy
Older Joey / Reporter
G. Patrick Currie ...
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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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In 1955, Bill Porter's parents were founding members of what became United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon & SW Washington. See more »


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


Bill Porter: A traveling salesman passes a farmhouse, and he sees a pig with a wooden leg. He says to the farmer, what's with the wooden leg? The farmer says, well that's a very special pig. A fews months back our house caught fire, and the pig came and woke us up and saved my whole family. So the salesman says, but why the wooden leg? Well hold on, the farmer says. My little girl was playing in the road, and one of those logging trucks lost his brakes, and the pig ran out and dragged her to safety. Well, ...
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Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Written by Frankie Lymon & Morris Levy
Performed by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd.
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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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