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The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)

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Gomez is a young 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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Ray Bradbury (short story), Ray Bradbury (play) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Gomez
Esai Morales ... Dominguez
Edward James Olmos ... Vamanos
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Martinez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Gregory Sierra ... Villanazul
Liz Torres ... Ruby Escadrillo
Mike Moroff ... Toro
Lisa Vidal ... Ramona
Mercedes Ortega ... Celia Obregon
Howard Morris ... Leo
Sid Caesar ... Sid Zellman
Jose Hernandez Jose Hernandez ... Mariachi
Mariachi Sol de Mexico Mariachi Sol de Mexico ... Mariachi Band
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Landlord
Miranda Garrison Miranda Garrison ... Wife
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Storyline

Gomez is a young 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.

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Plot Keywords:

suit | poet | con man | guitar | white suit | See All (11) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Anzug für jede Gelegenheit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening titles are done completely in sand animation. See more »

Goofs

When they got the suit for the first time on the mannequin, notice that the shirt is of different color and there is no neck tie. But after that there is a white shirt and tie! See more »

Quotes

Toro: [to Vamanos, enraged] Hey, idiot! I'm gonna kill you, wake you up and kill you again!
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Connections

Version of Rendezvous: The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

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 richard-199See 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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