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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Porter
Shelly Soomky Brady
Gladys Sullivan
Neighbor Bob
Mrs. Porter
Go Away Guy
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 »


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


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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Written by Merle Travis
Performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Great story, excellently acted and produced

Based on the true story of Bill Porter, this movie showcases a rarity: An admirable man. Movies today are so full of meanness, of violence, of generally nasty people, that this small movie about a man who insisted on earning his own way in life just shines like a beacon. William H. Macy's performance is award caliber. Actually everyone in the film is believable, and most are likeable and all are interesting. Even though I saw this great movie on a Ted Turner cable channel, I loved it, and recommend it to everyone. In fact, as a thank you, I rushed out the next day to buy the sponsor's product, elastic bandages. Johnson & Johnson really deserve our gratitude for presenting this marvelous story of a man who refused to accept anyone else's lack of belief in him. Bill Porter is a hero for modern America; this movie is inspiring.

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