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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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Go Away Guy
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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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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 »

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.
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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 »

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You Make My Dreams
Written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall & John Oates
Performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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Funny, heartwarming and wonderful
16 July 2002 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I loved William H. Macy. He was terrific as Bill Porter. He made the character so real with so much spirit that I couldn't help but love him. I was often moved to tears and laughter as I came to admire this "persistent and persevering" and wonderfully endearing door-to-door salesman.

It is a treat from start to finish and I highly recommend that everyone see it.


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