Door to Door

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Steven Schachter
Production: Turner Network Television (TNT)
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

the fans at Ebbets Field, by jumping all

over their cross-town rivals, the Yankees...

and their 17-game winner,

"Bullet" Bob Hurley...

for eight runs, to gain their first victory

in the Subway Series.

The Dodgers were led

by Roy Campanella...

who cranked three hits

and drove in three runs.

It's a fluke. Got to be a fluke.

Them bums are geriatrics.

Robinson's the youngest,

and he's going on 65!

Huh, Billy?

Dodgers' manager Walt Alston

refused to panic...

starting Johnny Podres...

They better start Whitey tonight.


the young lefty

cruised through nine easy innings...

Yeah, Johnny Podres.

"Johnny-come-lately" more like.

Bread rises faster than his fastball.

Happy birthday, Johnny!

I'm Mike Wallace with a sensational

discovery for better baking and frying.

It's Golden Fluffo...

Still, you have to give him some credit,

this Podres kid.

It couldn't have been too easy for him,


What with the pressure and all...

You look like a million.

There. Take a look.

Now listen. It takes people

a wee bit longer to warm up to you.

Just be patient. Patient and persistent.

You're gonna be great.

And those cases, they're heavy.

Hell, a lot of the guys

are carrying two cases with them.

I admire your determination, but...

And the walking...

You understand what I'm getting at?

I just don't see any way this can work.

I'm sorry.

Thanks for coming in.

All the October statements.

Mr. Hernandez.

Give me your worst route.

Give me the area nobody wants.

What have you got to lose?

If I can sell it, you're a hero.

Mr. Porter, let's be honest.

This is a physically demanding job...

and you're crippled. And I don't see how-


Praise the Lord.



Nuts, I was gonna make you a lunch.


Good for me.

I guess I'm a little nervous, too.

I guess you are.

What are you waiting for?

Them to come to the car?

Go sell some soap.

- Meet you here at 5:00?

- All right.


May I be candid with you?

The greatest value in our catalogue...

is the double-strength vanilla extract.

It comes in the four-ounce, six-ounce...

That's right!

I told you I'd call the cops.

My God! Look what they're doing. Larry!

We got a call...

Officer, I've done the research.

It's hanging over our property,

and the law says-

Do you see my feet? That's pine tar.

I've got white carpeting.

Now I've got a sticky green path...

from the front door to-

Look where your front door is,

look where the tree is.

- Look what they've done!

- Calm down.

What kind of people would do this?

They've butchered it!

Will you stop?

I have tried gasoline and turpentine,

and it smells like a garage.

Good morning.

My name is Bill Porter...

and I would like to take a moment

of your time to tell you...

about some of the many

fine Watkins products available.

Of course, they all come

with a 100 percent money back guarantee.

I don't think so.

Who is it?

Some charity guy.

I mean it, you got to get ready to go, now.

Don't let the dog out.

My name is Bill Porter and I was-

Peanut, would you shut the hell up?

Get back. Sit!

Sheri, will you get your damn dog?

I swear to God. What?

My name is Bill Porter...

and I was wondering

if I could take a moment of your time...

to show you some

of the many fine Watkins products-

Joey, I told you to put your pants on.

I once had a fish named Joey.

Grab him, would you?

Sheri, your damn dog got out. Damn it!

I'm in the bathroom!

Peanut! Come here. Peanut!

May I be candid with you?

The greatest value in our catalogue...

is the double-strength vanilla extract.

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William H. Macy

William Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has also appeared in summer action films. Macy has described himself as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman".Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since 2011, he has played Frank Gallagher, a main character in the Showtime adaptation of the British television series Shameless. Macy and actress Felicity Huffman have been married since 1997. more…

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