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.
User Reviews: William H. Macy strikes gold in this wonderfully done film. Not only was Macy the star of the story he was also the co-writer and Producer.
This is the story of Bill Porter, a door to door salesman for the Watkins company, who has cerebral palsy. The story takes us from the early 1950’s up to the late 1990’s and shows us the life of this salesman and all the people who he has met and affected, for over forty years.
Bill is a loveable, funny, caring, and sympathetic character who the viewer cannot help but fall in love with.
The story is well worth seeing and will leave you in tears at times, and laughing right up until the end. I highly recommend this wonderful film.
Viewers hint: Keep your eyes on the tree!