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Walking Across Egypt (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 17 December 1999 (USA)
An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

Writers:

Clyde Edgerton (novel), Paul Tamasy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest Forrest ... Stray Dog
Ellen Burstyn ... Mattie Rigsbee
Judge Reinhold ... Robert Rigsbee
Mark Hamill ... Lamar N. Benfield
Gwen Verdon ... Alora
Harve Presnell ... Finner
Edward Herrmann ... Rev. Vernon
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Wesley Benfield
James Coleman III James Coleman III ... Blake
Patrick David ... Johnny
David Cooper David Cooper ... Funeral Director
Jim Borda Jim Borda ... Guard #1
Steven West Steven West ... Guard #2
Steve Raulerson Steve Raulerson ... Warden Haswell
Pat Corley ... Sheriff Tillman
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Storyline

An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

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Doing the right thing can be as hard as... Walking Across Egypt

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leading with Her Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Clermont, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mitchum Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jonathan Taylor Thomas' last full length feature film. See more »

Goofs

Just before lights out in the prison dorm, Wesley had a radio taped to the underside of the upper bunk of his bunk bed. Just after the guard patrols on night duty, the radio is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Wesley Benfield: Thank God, cigarettes!
Mattie Rigsbee: Thank Lamarr. God had nothing to do with it!
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Alternate Versions

While Mrs Rigsby is cutting Wesley's hair, she quotes scripture to him, stating "The Bible says, if your hand causes you to steal, then cut it off." In the DVD version, she makes a snipping motion with her scissors in front of his mouth, adding "same goes for your tongue, too". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sins Of The Father
Written and Performed by Ron Dante
Produced by Ron Dante & Ted Perlman
Published by Dante Music, BMI
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Great movie!
28 May 2000 | by lubtxladySee all my reviews

Why was this not released on the big screen? It is an excellent, heart-touching, and funny movie, that will leave you laughing and crying. I am a big Mark Hamill fan and that was why I saw this movie. I rented it to see him but I will buy it because it is simply a wonderful movie. Members of my family, ranging in age from 8 to 47 have all loved it. I have already watched it 4 times and will watch it again whenever my spirits need a lift. Ellen Burstyn and Jonathan Taylor Thomas were supurb together. Rent then buy this movie...you will love it too!


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