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The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)

Gomez is a middle-aged man who dreams of buying a gorgeous white suit in a nearby store, but doesn't have enough cash. He finds 4 more people of same size, who each give $20 and get to wear... See full summary »

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Gomez
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Dominguez
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Vamanos
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Martinez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Villanazul
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Ruby Escadrillo
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Ramona
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Celia Obregon
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Leo
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Sid Zellman
Jose Hernandez ...
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Mariachi Sol de Mexico ...
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Gomez is a middle-aged man who dreams of buying a gorgeous white suit in a nearby store, but doesn't have enough cash. He finds 4 more people of same size, who each give $20 and get to wear the suit for an hour each in return. But the suit is not just a suit - it makes wishes of the one wearing it come true. Written by Anonymous

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suit | poet | con man | guitar | white suit | See All (10) »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »
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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Anzug für jede Gelegenheit  »

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Joe Mantegna starred in the 1975 stage production of "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit". See more »

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As Martinez is being chased by Gomez the sweat on Martinez T-shirt keeps appearing and disappearing between shots. See more »

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Toro: [to Vamanos, enraged] Hey, idiot! I'm gonna kill you, wake you up and kill you again!
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Version of Rendezvous: The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1958) See more »

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Muevete
Music and lyrics by Marco Antonio Solís
Performed by Esai Morales with Mariachi Sol de Mexico
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A wonderfully uplifting sentimental fantasy from the pen of Ray Bradbury
27 April 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This gem of a movie only came to my attention because of a back-problem I had suffered a couple of years ago. My Blockbuster store only had 2 copies in, and they were way down on the bottom-most shelf. Since my back had seized in more-or-less a bending stance, it was in the perfect position to catch my eye, and is now one of my favourite films.

It's always great to see Gregory Sierra (Barney Miler, Soap) act, and his portrayal of urban-poet Villanazul illustrates the breadth of his stage and screen presence, most notable during the masterful recitation of his character's work.

Edward James Olmos is barely recognizable in the early parts of the film, hidden beneath the accumulated grime and stink of the vagrant Vamanos. But after the transformation of a bath, shave, haircut and the magic of the white suit, Vamanos shines as bright as any of the others on their best day.

The sequences focusing on Esai Morales, Joe Mantegna and Clifton Gonzales Gonzales round out the fun with music, comedy and a little bit of drama as Mantegna's Gomez struggles with his greed and the thought of betraying his friends. In the end, the suit works it's charm on his conscience and sentimentality.

This is one of the best films released in 98 in my opinion. Don't miss it...


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