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Trapped in Paradise (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  2 December 1994 (USA)
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Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard B. Shull ...
Father Ritter
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Jack Heller ...
Chief Parole Officer
Mike Steiner ...
Monty Dealer
Kirk Dunn ...
Cop #2
Blanca Jansuzian ...
Shopkeeper
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Jeff Levine ...
Man in Restaurant
Sandra Myers ...
Diner #1
Mabel ...
Merlin
Sarge ...
Merlin
Paul Lazar ...
Deputy Timmy Burnell
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Deputy Myers
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Storyline

Bill Firpo has managed to stay honest, but can't help but be dragged into things by his larcenous brothers, the clever Dave and the kleptomaniac Alvin. When the three find a bank so easy to rob that they can't resist, the only question is whether or not they can get out of town before the big snowstorm hits. While the three brothers run around town with their stolen loot, they are beseiged with the kindness of the townfolk that might just set them on the path of rightousness. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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The story of a town that gave so much... Even these guys couldn't take anymore. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some rude language | See all certifications »

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2 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atrapados en el paraíso  »

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$5,777,916 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Jon Lovitz, director George Gallo did not actually direct much and told the cast to do whatever they wanted. According to Lovitz, Nicolas Cage actually directed some of the film because Gallo refused to give direction. See more »

Goofs

When Peyser's car hits the tree, only one man can be clearly seen in the car, although there should be four people in it. See more »

Quotes

Caesar Spinoza: Hey Edna, how would you like to ride in the trunk?
Ma Firpo: Edna? Edna? Are we sleeping together, I think not.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Deck the Halls
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Written by John Thomas,Thomas Oliphant
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Trapped in Humor
28 June 2003 | by (Silicon Valley, California) – See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly funny movie. Having Cage, Lovitz and Carvey in the same movie is hilarious. Carvey has to have the best role as a kleptomaniac. Watching the movie just to see Dana in this role is worth it all by itself. If you liked City Slickers, you would probably like Trapped in Paradise. 8 Stars.


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