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Ice Cream Man (1995)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  9 May 1995 (USA)
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Poor Gregory. After being released from the Wishing Well Sanatorium, all he wants to do is make the children happy. So Gregory reopens the old ice cream factory, and all the unappreciative brats are reprocessed into the flavor of the day.

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Poor Gregory. After being released from the Wishing Well Sanatorium, all he wants to do is make the children happy. So Gregory reopens the old ice cream factory, and all the unappreciative brats are reprocessed into the flavor of the day.

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Rated R for strong horror/terror and gore, and for a brief view of a sexual photo | See all certifications »

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El vendedor de helados  »

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The filmmakers originally wanted to secure a PG-13 rating for the movie. See more »

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In the beginning sequence, the ice cream truck reads (on the back doors): "Watch Out For Children." Later in the movie, we see that Gregory has painted over the word "For" so that it now says: "Watch Out Children." But, at times, the word "FOR" is mysteriously back on the van, sometimes from one shot to the next. See more »

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Ice Cream Man: [grabs Tuna off his bicycle and pulls him into his ice cream truck] Trolling for Tuna!
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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A Tour De Force!
7 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ice Cream Man is quite simply the best film EVER made. Clint Howard's performance as Gregory grips you from start to finish. One would only expect a performance this superb from Lawrence Olivier, but Clint Howard has proved again that he is the best actor of our time and has no equals. The film is studded with powerful cast. JoJo Adams (Tuna) has shown us that he is the next great child actor to hit Hollywood. The obvious pillow under his shirt throughout the whole film makes for good tongue and cheek moments of relief. This film is electrifying, spell binding and awe inspiring. Quite simply the best film ever made. This film is in the same league as Casablanca and Gone With The Wind, and many other cinema classics.


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