Door to Door


Door to Door

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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.


Critic Reviews for Door to Door

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Audience Reviews for Door to Door

  • Sep 01, 2009
    I thought this movie was charming. I enjoyed it.
  • Oct 15, 2008
    Nothing special. It's was obvious this was made for TV.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2007
    william macy in another acting masterclass as salesman bill porter who sufferes from cerabral palsy, who manages to get a job selling door to door on a route which was known as a bad route and convinced manager he was able to take on job, we watch decades pass as he keeps his route, and changing times as his proffession changes and the possibility of his jlob being lost due to change in market, as he strikes up friendship with various peple, including one played by kira sedqwick, he feels hes living his life, macy always shines in these tv movies, a rare chance for main roles, althouigh he is getting main movie roles, he finds his own on tv, and in this hes superb, nailing his charactor well, sad in places, and a nice gentle story, all fans of macy, watch this
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2007
    I've always been a fan of William H. Macey since I saw him on the TV show ER. This movie is where he became one of my all time favorite actors. It's based on the true story of Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy. I can see why this inspiring and positive TV movie won several awards.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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