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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.

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Cast

William H. Macy
as Bill Porter
Kyra Sedgwick
as Shelly Brady
Helen Mirren
as Mrs. Porter
Nancy Lenehan
as Charlotte
Laurie Murdoch
as Joey Wallace
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)

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

August 11, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Laden with more cheese than I can typically bear

July 12, 2002 | Rating: 4/10

succeeds in avoiding sentimentality...lacking in dramatic momentum

July 9, 2002

Audience Reviews for Door to Door

I thought this movie was charming. I enjoyed it.

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

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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½

A favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

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