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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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Box Office

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

As Wesley is running down the stairs putting on the robe right after he jumps out of the tub, you can see that he is clearly wearing white boxers. 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 »

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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Written by Anthony J. Showalter & Elisha Hoffman
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struggling to obey Jesus' teaching
10 July 2000 | by depaulubfSee all my reviews

This film shows the beauty of a simple elderly woman's efforts to obey Jesus' teachings in Matthew 25. She has to struggle with her own misgivings about helping the boy, coming from her fears and common self-protection, as well as with the opposition of her adult children and even fellow church members. But her simple acts of love toward the boy prove to be a most powerful and effective way of reaching into his soul and reforming him. It is a profound critique of our tendency to institutionalize both the elderly and juvenile people in our society, and shows that basic humanity and love are still what life is really all about.


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