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Comfort and Joy (1984)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  10 October 1984 (USA)
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Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Charlotte (as C.P.Grogan)
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Trevor
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Colin
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Hilary
Roberto Bernardi ...
Mr. McCool
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Peter Rossi ...
Paolo
Billy McElhaney ...
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Gilly Gilchrist ...
Rufus
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Gloria
Ona McCracken ...
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Elizabeth Sinclair ...
Fiona
Katy Black ...
Sarah
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Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the Rossis, over whose ice cream vans can sell where in Glasgow. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Alan Bird is getting nothing he wants this Christmas. See more »

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10 October 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conforto E Prazer  »

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Bill Paterson walks out of the department store Fraser's at the start of the movie with Eleanor David. he of course went on to play Ally Fraser in Auf Wiedersehen Pet. See more »

Goofs

You see Dickie arriving at the radio station at around 6am. The film is set at Christmas time in Glasgow, so at that time of year the sunrise is about 9am. Yet we can see the city skyline through the window and not just a dark view. See more »

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During the end credits, Alan 'Dickie' Bird (Bill Paterson) is heard taping and screwing up a radio commercial. See more »

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Worst. Movie. I. Have. Ever. Seen.
3 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would give this movie less stars, if it were possible. I will never forget my parents forcing my brother and I to see this piece of nonsensical drivel for my brother's 11th birthday. It's the only time I have ever felt sorry for him. Siskel and Ebert both gave it "Thumbs up" and it was in limited run at the fine arts theater next to the Chicago Symphony Hall. This means we actually had to TRAVEL to see this waste of time. We sat through it and heard the nuns behind us complain about it. You know you are in trouble when nuns are complaining. It made no sense whatsoever to us. We never cared about any of the characters, so we didn't care who won or not. My brother was so disappointed that his birthday was wasted. My parents felt so bad about making us see this movie. I tried watching it about 15 years ago when it was on cable. I couldn't sit through it. It was worse than I had remembered. Absolutely awful. The only reason to watch this movie is for your "Bad movie night: international version." There is absolutely NO Comfort or Joy in this film.


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