2 user 2 critic

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 »


Patrick Bailey


Learn more

More Like This 

Door to Door (TV Movie 2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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

Director: Steven Schachter
Stars: William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathy Baker
All's Fair (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

To relax, a group of stressed-out executives go to the country for a weekend to play war games.

Director: Rocky Lang
Stars: George Segal, Sally Kellerman, Robert Carradine
D.O.A. (1988)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A college professor's day: his top student allegedly commits suicide, his wife presents him with divorce papers and he overnights in a freshman girl's dorm. The next day: more murders around him. Will he find the killer in time?

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling
The Three Kings (TV Movie 1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

3 mental patients think they are the Wise Men seeking Jesus in 1980s Los Angeles.

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Tiana Alexandra, Jane Kaczmarek, Art LaFleur
The Last Leaf (1983)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An Easter Parable: As lingering pneumonia takes her will to live, a young girl decides that she will die when the last leaf drops from a dying vine outside her window. Her neighbor, an ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Hermione Baddeley, Pat Billingsley, Art Carney


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 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


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

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis


It beats working for a living.




PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De puerta a puerta See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed