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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.

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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 »

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[last lines]
Bill Porter: A salesman drives down a dark country road, completely lost. After a time, he runs out of gas. Luckily there's a farmhouse that's on the road. He goes to the farmhouse and knocks on the door. The farmer's wife comes to the door and says, can I help you? Yes, he says, you can. I've run out of gas and I've lost my way. And she says, you can spend the night, but I don't have a daughter, and you'll have a nice room all to yourself. We don't have any farm animals, and my husband and I ...
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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 »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
Written by Robert Wells (as Bob Wells) & Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Door to Door will leave you hoping for a salesman to knock on your door.
14 July 2002 | by lauriesdellSee all my reviews

William H. Macy strikes gold in this wonderfully done film. Not only was Macy the star of the story he was also the co-writer and Producer.

This is the story of Bill Porter, a door to door salesman for the Watkins company, who has cerebral palsy. The story takes us from the early 1950's up to the late 1990's and shows us the life of this salesman and all the people who he has met and affected, for over forty years.

Bill is a loveable, funny, caring, and sympathetic character who the viewer cannot help but fall in love with.

The story is well worth seeing and will leave you in tears at times, and laughing right up until the end. I highly recommend this wonderful film.

Viewers hint: Keep your eyes on the tree!


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