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Door to Door (1984)

PG | | Comedy | August 1985 (USA)
This TV-oriented story is about a smooth-talking salesman who peddles vacuum cleaners but is really a con man out to get money. The con artist/salesman Larry (Ron Leibman) meets Leon (Arliss... See full synopsis »

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Patrick Bailey
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Leibman ... Larry Price
Arliss Howard ... Leon Spencer
Jane Kaczmarek ... Katharine Holloway
Alan Austin ... Jimmy Lupis
Mimi Honce Mimi Honce ... Edna Dodson
Della Cole Della Cole ... Marianne
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Stan (as Lonnie Smith)
Wallace Wilkinson ... Buck De Shannon
Larry Larson ... Dick Dickey Jr.
Chester Clark Chester Clark ... Mr. Rumley
Clara Dunn Clara Dunn ... Mrs. Glafsky
Justine Albree ... Cheryl Ruth (as Justine Thielemann)
Ralph Pace Ralph Pace ... Seminar Speaker
Bobbi Owens Bobbi Owens ... Seminar Assistant
Laura Whyte Laura Whyte ... Rose Classen
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This TV-oriented story is about a smooth-talking salesman who peddles vacuum cleaners but is really a con man out to get money. The con artist/salesman Larry (Ron Leibman) meets Leon (Arliss Howard), an honest salesman who is making no money at all, and teaches him how to swindle his way to riches. The two team up, taking in everyone from car dealers to a poor widow, whose niece Katherine (Jane Kaczmarek) has sparked the interest of Leon. But since Larry himself is being blackmailed by a detective for the vacuum-cleaner company, his ultimate concern is getting rid of this drain on his hardly-earned money. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie G uide

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Comedy

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Ron Leibman as a somewhat insincere vacuum cleaner salesman ....
24 April 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Door to Door" suffers from an identity crisis of epic proportions. What starts out with promise as a dark comedy along the lines of "Used Cars", bogs down halfway through in a sappy romance. Lying and cheating their way along the road, super salesman Ron Leibman and his idolizing trainee, Arliss Howard, are likable characters, though somewhat insincere. After the promising beginning, the film deteriorates into nothing more than a series of slapstick skits. The ending is totally unbelievable, unsatisfying, and weak. One last thing. This is the first movie I've seen that proves beyond a doubt that a Cadillac cannot float. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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Mono

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Color
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