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Comfort and Joy (1984)

 -  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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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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Conforto E Prazer  »

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There was a real Ice Cream war in Glasgow in 1984, and it lead to murders within the City of Glasgow. It was suspected that it was really a drug-land turf war by ice cream vendors who used their ice cream vans as a front. 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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Comedy for those of you with a sweet tooth!
21 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A truly great comedy that was never going to take Hollywood by storm, but may well take you by surprise, with it's clever sense of humour, coupled with Bill Paterson's marvellous acting skills.

A story for those of you with a sweet tooth, about two rival ice cream companies in Glasgow, fighting over a secret recipe!

Bill Paterson plays a local DJ, he has the secret. So it's up to him to make sure that the wrong people don't get there greedy little hands on it!

A film, well worth watching, for many reasons, just keep in mind that you'll probably want to keep it, once you do! More proof that, while Hollywood will always be home to the blockbuster, we, on this side of the pond, can still make great films, from the heart, rather than the wallet!


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