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Door to Door (2002)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 14 July 2002
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A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.

Director:

Steven Schachter
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Bill Porter
Kyra Sedgwick ... Shelly Soomky Brady
Kathy Baker ... Gladys Sullivan
Joel Brooks ... Alan
Woody Jeffreys ... Brad
Nancy Lenehan
Romy Rosemont ... Rhoda
Eric Keenleyside ... Neighbor Bob
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Larry
Helen Mirren ... Mrs. Porter
Bill Dow ... Chuck
Michael Shanks ... John
Michael P. Northey ... Go Away Guy
Laurie Murdoch ... Older Joey / Reporter
G. Patrick Currie G. Patrick Currie ... 1st Bellman
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Storyline

Bill Porter, a man afflicted with cerebral palsy, is desperate to find a job despite his condition. He uses his sense of humor, determination and winning spirit to convince a manager to hire him as a door-to-door salesman for Watkins, a supplier of household items and baking products. Porter walks several miles every day on his sales route, eventually working his way into the hearts of his customers. This film is based on a true story. Written by Jwelch5742

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Turner Network Television

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De puerta en puerta See more »

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Color
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Trivia

In 1955, Bill Porter's parents were founding members of what became United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon & SW Washington. See more »

Goofs

When Shelly is stepping into the shower you can see her brown bathing suit bottoms. See more »

Quotes

Bill Porter: A traveling salesman passes a farmhouse, and he sees a pig with a wooden leg. He says to the farmer, what's with the wooden leg? The farmer says, well that's a very special pig. A fews months back our house caught fire, and the pig came and woke us up and saved my whole family. So the salesman says, but why the wooden leg? Well hold on, the farmer says. My little girl was playing in the road, and one of those logging trucks lost his brakes, and the pig ran out and dragged her to safety. Well, ...
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Inspired by the true life story of Bill Porter See more »

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Version of Door to Door (2009) See more »

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You Are So Beautiful
Written by Dennis Wilson, Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston
Performed by Joe Cocker
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A very good TV movie
2 August 2003 | by Derek237See all my reviews

I don't really understand why this movie was only made for TV, it has a lot of qualities that make it better than half the stuff out today on the big screen. But whether it's a big screen, a small screen, 2 hours, 90 minutes, this is still a good movie. William H. Macy is heartwarming and almost unrecognizable as Bill Porter. It's actually one of his best roles.

The one thing that bugged me were the title cards that had little quotes under the year the section of the movie was taking place, I didn't think those were needed. That aside, this is an overall good movie. It has drama, humour, and some damn fine acting.

My Rating: 7/10


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