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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 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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The Christmas Song
Written by Robert Wells (as Bob Wells) & Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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