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

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
William H. Macy (written by) &
Steven Schachter (written by)
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Release Date:
14 July 2002 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Uplifting story of a man who wouldn't let his disability hold him back. See more (84 total) »

Cast

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William H. Macy ... Bill Porter

Kyra Sedgwick ... Shelly Soomky Brady

Kathy Baker ... Gladys Sullivan

Joel Brooks ... Alan

Woody Jeffreys ... Brad

Nancy Lenehan

Romy Rosemont

Eric Keenleyside ... Neighbor Bob

Daryl Shuttleworth

Helen Mirren ... Mrs. Porter
Bill Dow ... Chuck

Michael Shanks ... John
Michael P. Northey ... Go Away Guy

Laurie Murdoch ... Older Joey / Reporter
G. Patrick Currie ... 1st Bellman
Paul Magel ... 2nd Bellman

Alvin Sanders ... Shoeshine Guy
Christina Jastrzembska ... Mrs. Kotlarenko

Mary Black ... Mrs. Warren
Greg Kean ... Clark
Kate Robbins ... Woman with Cats

L. Harvey Gold ... Man in Traction

Fred Keating ... Doctor

Lorena Gale ... Hospital Administrator
Brett Stone ... Hippie Mother

Kevin McNulty ... President of Watkins

David Lewis ... Peter Schaefer

Mary B. McCann ... Gladys' Daughter-in-Law (as Mary McCann)

Robert Moloney ... Gladys' Son

Jesse Moss ... Watkins Stock Boy
Linda Kimbrough ... Real Estate Agent
Candus Churchill ... Diner Waitress
Phillip Tsui ... Japanese Super (as Philip Tsui)
Aidan Drummond ... Young Joey
Sean Tyler Foley ... Diner Teenage Boy (as Tyler Foley)

Melanie Merkosky ... Diner Teenage Girl (as Melanie Merkovsky)
David Kopp ... Job Teenager
Linden Banks ... Minister
Nicole Robert ... Dean of College
Deryl Hayes ... Policeman
Ginger Broatch ... Kim (as Haili Page Philippe)
Alf Humphreys ... Man in Car (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Larry Musser ... Other Salesman
Troy Yorke ... Jerry
Samantha Cantner ... Michelle - 7
Shylo Sharity ... Michelle - 14

Brittany Tiplady ... Katrina
Jordan Niles ... Kevin
Bill Mackenzie ... Security Guard

Brenda Crichlow ... Watkins Secretary (as Brenda M. Crichlow)

Gardiner Millar ... Cop
Jocelyne Loewen ... Woman with Larry
Tongo Ma ... Driver Bus #1
Clifford ... Himself
Abigale ... Young Clifford
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Felicity Huffman ... Joey's Mom (uncredited)
Shawn Tanaka ... Watkins Junior Executive Peter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steven Schachter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
William H. Macy (written by) &
Steven Schachter (written by)

Produced by
Dan Angel .... executive producer
Billy Brown .... executive producer
Warren Carr .... producer
Robert J. King .... co-executive producer
David A. Rosemont .... executive producer
Forest Whitaker .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Beal 
 
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Dixon 
 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Brent Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Roxanne Methot 
 
Set Decoration by
Lesley Beale 
 
Costume Design by
Betty Pecha Madden 
 
Makeup Department
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker: William H. Macy
Jayne Dancose .... key makeup artist
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker: William H. Macy (as Erwin Kupitz)
Julie McHaffie .... key hair stylist
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup prosthetic designer: William H. Macy (as Mathew Mungle)
Charles Porlier .... makeup artist: William H. Macy
Lisa Taylor Roberts .... makeup artist (as Taylor Roberts)
Bill Terezakis .... old age prosthetics manufactring
Ryan McDowell .... prosthetic makeup technician (uncredited)
Patricia Murray .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Clinton Wayne .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Warren Carr .... unit production manager
Jeff Henry .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Behrenz .... trainee assistant director
James Bitonti .... third assistant director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
Tracey Poirier .... second assistant director
Rhonda Taylor .... dgc trainee
 
Art Department
John Burke .... art department assistant
Randy Casano .... lead carpenter
Laurie Edmundson .... lead set dresser
Dean Eilertson .... property master
Brian Epp .... assistant property master
Frank Haddad .... head greensman
Paul Jenkinson .... lead dresser
Vivien Nishi .... assistant art director (as Vivian Nishi)
Mark Prior .... dresser
Macleod Sinclaire .... on-set dresser
Sandy Walker .... set buyer
Athena Wong .... set dresser
Stephen Wright .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
Perry Leigh Fifield .... re-recording mixer
Martin Fossum .... production sound mixer
Randy Kiss .... re-recording mixer
Sara Kohlman .... utility sound
Alan Perkins .... dialogue editor
Tony Poulsen .... boom operator
Terence Thomas .... sound editor
Geoff Turner .... re-recording mixer
Geoff Turner .... sound supervisor
Wendy Czajkowsky .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott R. Treliving .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunt double
Duane Dickinson .... stunt double: William H Macy
Marny Eng .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Artino Ahmadi .... camera trainee
Dave Askey .... key grip (as David Askey)
Dennis Brock .... gaffer (as Denis Brock)
Stuart Haggerty .... lighting best boy
Chris Large .... still photographer
Mark L. Levine .... assistant camera
Klaus Melchior .... video playback coordinator
Neil Seale .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Blythe Cappello .... casting associate
Bette Chadwick .... casting: Canada
Candice Elzinga .... casting: Canada
Melissa Perry .... extras casting
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting assistant (as Nadia Lubbe)
John Srednicki .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra J. Blackie .... assistant costume designer
Anne E. Bone .... key costumer (as Anne Bone)
Charron Hume .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mark L. Levine .... assistant editor (as Mark Levine)
David Yoneshige .... post-production executive
 
Music Department
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
Jill Meyers .... music clearance
Greg Sill .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Peter Huff .... transportation captain
Robert Steeves .... transportation coordinator (as Rob Steeves)
 
Other crew
Gregory Astop .... assistant location manager
Karen Bergen .... first assistant accountant
Shelly Brady .... consultant
Deborah J. Chesebro .... assistant: William H. Macy
Allison Chretien .... set supervisor
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group
Laura Irvine .... location scout
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Susan Murray .... production coordinator
Susan Nestibo .... location scout
Bonny Northcott .... production assistant
Simon Richardson .... location manager
Jennifer Roe Emery .... production coordinator
Connie Rusgen .... animal trainer
Shawn Tanaka .... assistant to director
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor (as Portia Belmont)
Sharon Vise .... production accountant
David Williams .... production assistant
James Wilberger .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jack Paar .... acknowledgment: "The Tonight Show with Jack Paar" courtesy of
 

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90 min
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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:
Revealing mistakes: When Shelly is stepping into the shower you can see her brown bathing suit bottoms.See more »
Quotes:
Joey Wallace:I guess this is where I'm supposed to plant my foot, try to keep you from closing the door on me.
Bill Porter:No, don't do that, that never works. I have to go.
[Bill shuts the door on Joey]
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Movie Connections:
Version of Door to Door (2009) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Make My DreamsSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Uplifting story of a man who wouldn't let his disability hold him back., 14 July 2002
Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth

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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