The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit


A group of down-on-their fellows put their hopes for a better life in purchasing a brilliant white suit they saw in a shop window.

EJO's Role

Edward James Olmos in The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

Edward James Olmos plays Vamanos, one of the (way) down-on-their luck fellows.

The Numbers

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit was released at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 1998. It also played the Austin Film Festival on October 1, 1998.

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  • 1998 Annie Awards: Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Interstitial, Promotional Production or Title Sequence
  • 1998 Fantafestival: Won Best Directino (Stuart Gordon)
  • 1998 Fantasporto: Nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film


My Take

Based on a Ray Bradbury short story, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is a boisterous musical comedy that is pure fun with appropriately over-the-top performances by the cast.

To see this movie, I had to drop some bucks as it's out of print, but it was so worth it. I was literally in stitches at times, especially when Edward James Olmos' Vamanos plays matador with a car as the bull in a city street.

And, without revealing too much, I spent the first part of the movie looking for him only to realize he'd been there all along – just in horrendous disguise!

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