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Door to Door (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  14 July 2002 (USA)
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A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.

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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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[last lines]
Bill Porter: A salesman drives down a dark country road, completely lost. After a time, he runs out of gas. Luckily there's a farmhouse that's on the road. He goes to the farmhouse and knocks on the door. The farmer's wife comes to the door and says, can I help you? Yes, he says, you can. I've run out of gas and I've lost my way. And she says, you can spend the night, but I don't have a daughter, and you'll have a nice room all to yourself. We don't have any farm animals, and my husband and I ...
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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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Holding Back The Years
Written by Mick Hucknall & Neil Moss
Performed by Simply Red
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Uplifting story of a man who wouldn't let his disability hold him back.
14 July 2002 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

Bill Porter was born with cerebral palsy. As he tells a friend, "The doctor squeezed my head too tight when I was born." Bill had a good sense of humor, we believe he was just making a joke. His dad had been an award-winning salesman, and Bill wanted to follow in his footsteps, but was letting his disability hold him back. Until he told the head of sales, "Give me your worst route, the one no one wants. If I succeed, you're a hero. If I fail, you've lost nothing." Bill finds it very rough going at first, but eventually succeeds by getting to know all his customers and gaining their trust.

Bill Macy is just fabulous as Bill Porter. In this film they let his ears protrude naturally, instead of pinning them back as they have done for all his other films. The story spans 42 years, from 1955 when he gets his first job, to 1997 when he gets his route back after they have closed the door-to-door division, instead selling by phone and the internet. He realized he missed the human element too much.


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