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Trapped in Paradise (1994)

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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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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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To film the river scenes, crews had to remove large ice blocks from the Grand River in Elora, Ontario, as the river was frozen in mid-winter. Local residents were worried that the ice blocks would flow down river and wipe out the town's landmark "the Tooth Of Time," a large rock that sits in the middle of a waterfall. This forced crews to expend extra effort breaking up the ice blocks into small pieces. See more »

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When Alvin is saying good-bye to Merlin the horse, he leans over and kisses him. The kiss sound effect is heard while Alvin is in mid-sentence. See more »

Quotes

Alvin Firpo: I'd like to say my 'preciation for your hospitableness.
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Beautiful Dreamer
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Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Florence Stanley
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Where is the damn DVD?
15 August 2001 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

This is one movie that really has me confused. Everywhere I find reference to this film, it is usually negative. I think this is one of the best movies (in its genre) ever made. This movie is hilarious. It is emotionally moving. It has the romantic angle. It is one of those "feel good" movies -- a great Christmas-time flick -- and I think belongs aside classic greats such as "A Christmas Story" and "It's A Wonderful Life". I am really bummed that this title isn't available on DVD when crappy films like "Surf Nazis Must Die", "Gremlins", and "Laserblast" flourish.


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