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Bill Porter (William H. Macy), 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.


Awards Received

Emmy Award - Best Made For TV Movie (2003)
Producers Guild Award - Diversity Award (2003)
Peabody Award - Best Picture (2003)
Critics Choice Award - Best Picture (2003)
AFI Award - Best TV Program of the Year (2003)
The Family Television Award - Best Picture (2003)
People Magazine Award - Ten Best TV Shows (2002)
Cima Award - Board of Directors Film of Year (2003)
Christopher Awards - Best Picture (2003)
Golden Satellite Award - Best Picture (2003)
  • Distributor: TNT, Warner Home Video
  • Director: Steven Schachter
  • Writer(s): William H. Macy, Steven Schachter
  • Producer(s): Forest Whitaker, Robert J. King, Warren Carr
  • Executive Producer(s): Dan Angel, Billy Brown, David Rosemont
  • Cast: William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathy Baker, Helen Mirren