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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.

Writers:

Clyde Edgerton (novel), Paul Tamasy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest Forrest ... Stray Dog
Ellen Burstyn ... Mattie Rigsbee
Judge Reinhold ... Robert Rigsbee
Mark Hamill ... Lamar N. Benfield
Gwen Verdon ... Alora
Harve Presnell ... Finner
Edward Herrmann ... Rev. Vernon
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Wesley Benfield
James Coleman III James Coleman III ... Blake
Patrick David ... Johnny
David Cooper David Cooper ... Funeral Director
Jim Borda Jim Borda ... Guard #1
Steven West Steven West ... Guard #2
Steve Raulerson Steve Raulerson ... Warden Haswell
Pat Corley ... Sheriff Tillman
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Storyline

An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leading with Her Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Clermont, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Mitchum Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Just before lights out in the prison dorm, Wesley had a radio taped to the underside of the upper bunk of his bunk bed. Just after the guard patrols on night duty, the radio is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Wesley Benfield: Thank God, cigarettes!
Mattie Rigsbee: Thank Lamarr. God had nothing to do with it!
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Alternate Versions

While Mrs Rigsby is cutting Wesley's hair, she quotes scripture to him, stating "The Bible says, if your hand causes you to steal, then cut it off." In the DVD version, she makes a snipping motion with her scissors in front of his mouth, adding "same goes for your tongue, too". See more »

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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Just A Close Walk With Thee
Written by Anonymous
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas works his genius!
6 March 2001 | by kieran-11See all my reviews

Late last night, suffering from insomnia, I decided to watch the Walking Across Egypt video I purchased over the weekend. JTT has such a magical performance in this film, I was actually watching the timer count down on the VCR as I simply didn't want this film to end. It is truly a gift, that I found this film in the "pre-viewed video" bin at one of the rental stores in Berkeley, CA. How I missed knowing about this film astonishes me, as it is must surely be one of the best films made in 2000. Both Burstyn and JTT give reserved, cool performances, but it is those calm, taking-my-time characterizations that allow for a real acme to surface during the film before the end of the story. I admit it, I've had a crush on JTT for years, but in this film I was even able to separate my belief that "JTT can do no wrong" from the truly brilliant acting of this fine fellow. I am only sorry that there are not more JTT films around. I have been completely unsuccessful in locating Speedway Junkie. As far as a recommendation on Walking..., run to your nearest video store to see this work of art! I promise, there is not a boring moment, and you will not be disappointed. Burstyn and Thomas absolutely sing with their synergy and sympathetic performances. The pairing of two of my very most favorite actors was someone's genius and my outstanding good luck. Speaking of luck, JT, if you are out there reading this - please keep with the films. You are an exceptional talent that needs to be seen and heard! Thanks to everyone for reading. Kieran O'Connell


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