Door to Door

Door to Door

DVD - 2002
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Based on the true story of Bill Porter, a man with cerebal palsy. With little hope of getting a real job, Bill asks to take on the position of salesman in the most unwanted and difficult territory. He gets the job and makes his rounds, impacting the lives of his customers during his nearly 50-year career that often found him at the top of his company's sales charts.

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garycornell
Dec 20, 2016

Bill Macy is simply amazing in "Door to Door"! There seems to be so many true story films, but this stands out as one of the best. Please don't spoil the surprises of the movie by reading the DVD box or the KCLS description of the film. I feel privileged to have heard the story of Bill Porter!

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mikeedm
Aug 10, 2016

Glad I watched this movie. Great movie, Bill Macy's best work by far...

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Jun 29, 2016

My mother taught me perseverance and persistance; and not to be ashamed. This is the motto of Bill Porter. William H. Macy gracefully portrays this salesman and his journey through life. Kyra Sedgwick is the young lady who works for and eventually 'adopts' Bill as part of her family. An excellent movie.

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herbel
Sep 02, 2013

I had never heard of Bill Porter before seeing this movie. What an inspiration, especially as I have a family member with cerebral palsy and two others with other challenges. Looked up pictures of the real man to see how accurate the physical portrayal of Bill is. Good acting, too. Not sure if Bill is still alive but he would be in his early 80s.
Perseverance and Patience. Not a lot of that around today, but it served him well. Hadn't thought British Helen Mirren could come across as American. Great job. Glad I watched it.

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rslade
Nov 23, 2011

Partly a story of perseverance in the face of great odds. Partly a story of the relationships built over a career in home retail (although that is more problematic). Partly a story of the success of old methods against the surge of modern business ideas and methods. (That part is greatly satisfying :-) It is extremely difficult to portray the disabled successfully, without either falling into caricature or falling out of character every once in a while. William H. Macy has joined the ranks of Dustin Hoffman and Leonardo DiCaprio in doing it well. While this is primarily a feel-good flick, some of the aspects are a little disturbing, such as the sales, over many years, to someone with no need for the materials. This points are not dealt with well.

macabrescribe May 27, 2011

While watching Door To Door, I realized that I get very annoyed with feel-good movies about crippled people - especially with movies based on true stories. On a good note, William H. Macy gave a fine performance. Kyra Sedgwick and Helen Mirren were not bad either. I am just sick of these feel good movies about disabled people. Maybe I am a bad person, but oh well...

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