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Walking Across Egypt (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 17 December 1999 (USA)
An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.


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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest ... Stray Dog
... Mattie Rigsbee
... Robert Rigsbee
... Lamar N. Benfield
... Alora
... Finner
... Rev. Vernon
... Wesley Benfield
James Coleman III ... Blake
... Johnny
David Cooper ... Funeral Director
Jim Borda ... Guard #1
Steven West ... Guard #2
Steve Raulerson ... Warden Haswell
Pat Corley ... Sheriff Tillman


An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

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Doing the right thing can be as hard as... Walking Across Egypt


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leading with Her Heart  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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As Wesley is running down the stairs putting on the robe right after he jumps out of the tub, you can see that he is clearly wearing white boxers. See more »


Wesley Benfield: Wow, this smells great.
Mattie Rigsbee: Hold on, young man. You need to say the blessing.
Wesley Benfield: I never said no blessing.
Mattie Rigsbee: Well, it's easy. You just talk to God like... like he's a friend who just gave you something.
[Wesley stares blankly at her]
Mattie Rigsbee: haven't you ever thanked someone for doing something for ya?
Wesley Benfield: Not that I remember. Ah, course, there was that one time I thanked Tracey Willingham for giving me my first role in the hay!
Mattie Rigsbee: Well, there you are. Just talk to God like he's Tracey Willingham.
Wesley Benfield: Alright. Er, hey God, ...
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Not Fade Away
Written by Buddy Holly (as Charles Hardin) & Norman Petty
Performed by Tom Leonard
Produced by Ron Dante & Ted Perlman
Published by MPL Communications & Wren Music Company, ASCAP/BMI
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Great movie!
28 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Why was this not released on the big screen? It is an excellent, heart-touching, and funny movie, that will leave you laughing and crying. I am a big Mark Hamill fan and that was why I saw this movie. I rented it to see him but I will buy it because it is simply a wonderful movie. Members of my family, ranging in age from 8 to 47 have all loved it. I have already watched it 4 times and will watch it again whenever my spirits need a lift. Ellen Burstyn and Jonathan Taylor Thomas were supurb together. Rent then buy this movie...you will love it too!

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