7.9/10
3,664
83 user 4 critic

Door to Door (2002)

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

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
4,483 ( 47)

On Disc

at Amazon

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

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Alan
...
Brad
...
Rhoda
...
Neighbor Bob
...
Larry
...
...
Chuck
...
John
...
Go Away Guy
...
G. Patrick Currie ...
1st Bellman
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De puerta en puerta  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gladys Sullivan: Oh, I'm sorry, I put a little vodka in there. Is it too much for you?
Bill Porter: [handing back the orange juice] I probably shouldn't. I walk like a drunken sailor as it is.
See more »

Crazy Credits

For tough cleaning problems, contact Bill Porter at www.billporter.com See more »

Connections

Version of Door to Door (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A TV production of high quality
14 July 2002 | by 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!


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 83 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

This week on "The IMDb Show," La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart." Plus, Kevin Smith lets us in on his favorite Sundance movies of all time.

Watch the show