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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Alan
Eleanor David ...
Maddy
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Charlotte (as C.P.Grogan)
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Trevor
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Colin
Rikki Fulton ...
Hilary
Roberto Bernardi ...
Mr. McCool
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Bruno
Peter Rossi ...
Paolo
Billy McElhaney ...
Renato
Gilly Gilchrist ...
Rufus
Caroline Guthrie ...
Gloria
Ona McCracken ...
Nancy
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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A war about wafers. See more »

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10 October 1984 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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Not Forsyth's best, but still a charmer
5 January 1999 | by (Springfield, VA) – See all my reviews

This film's main plot ingredient is ice cream...but until it gets there (10

  • 20 minutes in), it's surprisingly bland for a Bill Forsyth movie.
Nevertheless, if you can make it through that beginning, you're in for a treat...maybe not on the order of a pint of Ben and Jerry's, but at least a fudgsicle from the corner mini-mart. It's also an unsung Christmas movie, good to check out if you're tired of seeing It's a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story over and over. Cheerio, folks!


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