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Ice Cream Man (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
JoJo Adams ...
Mikey LeBeau ...
Marion Cassera
Steve Garvey ...
Mr. Spodak
Nurse Wharton
Doug Llewelyn ...
Store Manager
Lee Majors II ...
Detective Maldwyn
Martin Cassera
Detective Gifford
Reverend Langley
Zachary Benjamin ...


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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I scream, you scream, we all scream for the...

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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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Release Date:

9 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vendedor de helados  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Clint Howard screamed and yelled at the top of his lungs while driving in a car every day to the set in order to have a more gravelly voice for his role as Gregory. See more »


When the Ice Cream Man's store is being trashed by the police, you see Ice Cream Man wading around in the spilled ice cream. Ice cream gets all over his shoes and his pant legs. Later on when he is outside, there is no ice cream glop on his shoes, and his pants are clean. See more »


Ice Cream Man: You're ice cream!
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References The People's Court (1981) See more »

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Run Tuna!
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, this movie was complete crap. But I'm not sure if it was meant to be crap or not. But I sho did love it. Probably the funniest movie of all time, for these reasons:

1. It has a fat kid named Tuna in it...and he's actually not fat in real life, but they made him wear some sort of fat suit. As if they couldn't find some kid who was actually fat! Brilliant.

2. The Miami Vice police duo. One has the stoic presence you could only see in Don Johnson while the other is always confused. A great rag-tag team, lemme tell ya!

3. The scene where the police team (not Don Johnson and confused guy) go through the ice cream man's ice cream "factory" and break all of the stuff and then leave, not finding any evidence though it would be easy to find at least one eyeball somewhere.

4. Fake sunflowers.

5. The mental institution scene. The police must investigate. So they go to the mental institution where everyone is insanely happy. Of course, the head guy there starts dancing while the police are being attacked by all of the loonies. The best part comes when they're both leaving the place and Don Johnson seems not at all scared or worried but casually pushes or slugs the crazies that are bugging him. The other guy, on the other hand, at least tries to look scared. They sure could have used more extras, by the way. The massive uprising looked pretty weak. But oh, was it funny!

6. The head in the ice cream cone. Talk about genius.

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