Door to Door (2002)





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Door to Door is the inspirational true story of a man who refused to let severe physical debilitation get in the way of his life's goal. William H. Macy (who also co-wrote the script) stars as Bill Porter, a Portland, OR, native born with cerebral palsy. Despite his spastic walk and oddly shaped countenance, Bill intends to succeed in life on ability rather than the pity of the unafflicted. Thus, in 1955, he manages to land a job as a door-to-door salesman for the Watkins Company. At first, Bill meets with nothing but slammed doors, hostile dogs, and unashamed hostility from "normal" people; but after making his first sale to a reclusive alcoholic named Gladys (Kathy Baker), there is literally no stopping him. For next 40 years, Bill walks some eight to ten miles per day plying his trade, winning one "salesman of the year" award after another. Also in the cast is Helen Mirren as Bill's supportive but aphasic mother, and Kyra Sedgwick as Bill's young assistant, Shelley, whose Herculean efforts to get the hero to "modernize" his tried-and-true methods invariably come a cropper. Door to Door debuted July 14, 2002, over the TNT cable network.
Drama , Television
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William H. Macy
as Bill Porter
Kyra Sedgwick
as Shelly Brady
Kathy Baker
as Gladys
Helen Mirren
as Mrs. Porter
Troy Yorke
as Jerry
Samantha Cantner
as Michelle
Nancy Lenehan
as Charlotte
Laurie Murdoch
as Joey Wallace
Romy Rosemont
as Rhonda
Shylo Sharity
as Michelle
Bill Dow
as Chuck
Christina Jastrzembska
as Mrs. Kotlarenko
Mary Black
as Mrs. Warren
Greg Kean
as Clark
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Critic Reviews for Door to Door

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | July 19, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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October 6, 2005

Gives William H. Macy a chance to display his versatility as an actor.

Full Review… | August 11, 2005
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April 23, 2003

Laden with more cheese than I can typically bear

July 12, 2002
Planet Sick-Boy

succeeds in avoiding sentimentality...lacking in dramatic momentum

July 9, 2002

Audience Reviews for Door to Door


heartwarming film about the challenges faced by a determined man born with cerebral palsy. Mirren plays to perfection a wise "tough-love" sort of mom, and sedgwick a godsend assistant. Baker's role as a happy drunk was quite a contrast from her Glee nazism

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

I thought this movie was charming. I enjoyed it.


Super Reviewer

Nothing special. It's was obvious this was made for TV.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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