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Trapped in Paradise (1994)

Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

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Richard B. Shull ...
Father Ritter
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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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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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Rated PG-13 for some rude language | See all certifications »

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2 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Atrapados en el paraíso  »

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$5,777,916 (USA)
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Trivia

The town in 'Trapped In Paradise' had to appear virtually buried in snow so that the characters were "trapped" and couldn't leave. So filmmakers supplemented real snow with 75,000 pounds of custom-made, biodegradable potato flakes from Idaho. See more »

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When Alvin picks up Dave and Bill after the bank robbery you can see a crew member to the right of the screen holding his hand up to block traffic in the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Caesar Spinoza: What did he say?
Vic Mazzucci: He said he loved me.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Master of Disguise (2013) See more »

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Up on the Housetop
Performed by Eddy Arnold
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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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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