Door to Door

Door to Door
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
William H. Macy Actor Bill Porter 1 1000001
Helen Mirren Actor Mrs. Porter 1 1000002
Joel Brooks Actor Alan 1 1000003
Woody Jeffreys Actor Brad 1 1000004
Nancy Lenehan Actor Charlotte 1 1000005
Eric Keenleyside Actor Bob 1 1000006
Romy Rosemont Actor Rhonda 1 1000007
Kyra Sedgwick Actor Shelley Brady 1 1000008
Kathy Baker Actor Gladys 1 1000009
Daryl Shuttleworth Actor Larry 1 1000010
Steven Schachter Director n/a 2 2000001
David Rosemont Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Dan Angel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Billy Brown Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Forest Whitaker Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000004
Robert King Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000005
Warren Carr Producer n/a 3 3000006
William H. Macy Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Steven Schachter Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Warren Carr Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Jan Kiesser Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Paul Dixon Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jeff Beal Music n/a 120781 8000001
Brent Thomas Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Juel Bestrop Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Jeanne McCarthy Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Candice Elzinga Casting Director (Canada) 157 10000003
Bette Chadwick Casting Director (Canada) 157 10000004
Steve Koonin Network Executive (TNT, EVP) 120846 11000001
Julie Weitz Network Executive (TNT) 120846 11000002
Betty Pecha Madden Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Julie McHaffie Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Matthew W Mungle Makeup Artist (William Macy) 120801 13000003
Jayne Dancose Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000004
Charles Porlier Special Makeup Effects n/a 120881 13000005
Synopsis
Television movie based on a 1997 ABC News "20/20" profile about Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy. Bill Porter was born with cerebral palsy that slurs his speech and makes walking difficult, but that didn't stop him from applying to the Fuller Brush Company in 1955 for a position as a door-to-door salesman. When he was rejected, he interviewed at the Watkins Company. Again, he was turned down. Determined to follow in his father's footsteps as a salesman and with the support of his mother, Bill convinced Watkins to give him what company executives considered their worst route.