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Door to Door (2002)

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

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

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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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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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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: 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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Inspired by the true life story of Bill Porter See more »

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Version of Door to Door (2009) See more »

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You Are So Beautiful
Written by Dennis Wilson, Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston
Performed by Joe Cocker
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A TV production of high quality
14 July 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I've always been suspicious of TV-only productions and TV-driven directors. "Door to Door", however, was a refreshing change in the sea of boredom and mediocrity latest TV productions have used us to.

It was a true delight to watch William H. Macy playing the salesman Bill Porter. We revisit generations from the 60s to the 90s -btw, great music selection - led by this guy who sells door to door. Helen Mirren who was recently in Gosford Park is great. Kathy Baker, the nurse in "The Cider House Rules" is fantastic. Both are short but great parts!

This movie is a must!


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