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Walking Across Egypt [DVD]

Forrest , Ellen Burstyn , Arthur Allan Seidelman    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Forrest, Ellen Burstyn, Judge Reinhold, Mark Hamill, Gwen Verdon
  • Directors: Arthur Allan Seidelman
  • Writers: Clyde Edgerton, Paul Tamasy
  • Producers: Alan W. Rice, Bettina Tendler O'Mara, Heath McLaughlin, Lance Tendler, Madeline Bell
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Synergy
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Mar 2002
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005RZQT
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,952 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Wesley, a juvenile delinquent constantly getting into trouble, is in detention for grand theft auto. But he wants to get out of trouble for good. Mattie (Ellen Burstyn) is a lonely widow who spends all her time in the local church and spoiling her kids. When their paths cross Mattie sees some good in the boy and takes him in to her home, hoping he will understand what is going wrong in his life. But the law is catching up with Wesley and he is forced to make a choice which will either give him a new life or lead him back to square one.

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Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Burstyn appears in this drama alongside Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a spirited older woman who decides to befriend and adopt an orphan (Thomas) to keep him out of trouble. Based on the clever novel by Clyde Edgerton WALKING ACROSS EGYPT brings the story of an unlikely but ultimately healing friendship to life through lively dialogue strong performances and realistically flawed characters.

Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and heart warming 3 Dec 2001
By A Customer
This film has a slow start but when it gets going there is nothing to falt it. The story of a teenage delinquant taken in by a caring, if not slightly nieve old lady, who attemts to teach him right from wrong, is a classic plot, enlightened by the spectacular acting, especially Jonathan Taylor Thomas who produces some of his best work to date in this beatiful and heart warming tale.
The features of the DVD only make it more enjoyable, with extra cut scenes, clips from the making of the film and interviews with the actors. The first time I saw it I cried!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Feel good movie, good for JTT fans 22 Oct 2003
By Laura
Picked this up in Blockbuster one afternoon, startled to discover Mark Hamill (yeppers, Luke Skywalker folks!) in a lead role, and sat back for an enjoyable afternoon of warm fuzziness. I won't detail the plotline, but i will say that though the film is good, as is so often the case, the book is better. The ending in the film, while dramatic in the 'ride off into the sunset' kinda way, has nothing on the emotion-driven ending the book provides. I urge any fan of the film to find and read the book, as characters like the old lady's children, are explained and more fully fleshed out and as a whole the plot makes a great deal more sense.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this JTT Classic! 27 Sep 2002
Walking Across Egypt is a largely unknown movie starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas (formerly Randy in Home Improvement). I discovered it by accident through surfing e-shops and thought I'd buy it just to see what it was like - and I'm glad I did!
JTT delivers a breathtaking performance as a homeless delinquent who finds a home and a friend in the most unlikeliest of places. Ellen Burstyn is equally as good as his saviour.
Buy this movie and sit back to enjoy a truly great feel-good film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb movie -- Very enjoyable to watch 14 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Great acting by Ellen Burstyn. Jonathan Taylor Thomas turns in a good performance as well. The storyline is rehashed and predictable, but these two work so spendidly together, it just doesn't seem to matter. This movie is definitely worth your while, especially if you're a fan of either of the two leads. (this refers to the US VHS version)
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