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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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Cast

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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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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)  »

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Atrapados en el paraíso  »

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$5,777,916 (USA)
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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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Agent Peyser's car is blue through most of the movie, then it turns white when it crashes into the tree, then it then turns blue again later. See more »

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Alvin Firpo: I'd like to say my 'preciation for your hospitableness.
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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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A Great Movie about Small Town America at Christmas Time
19 November 2004 | by (Tallahassee, FL) – See all my reviews

I absolutely adore this movie. This movie was not made to dazzle people or make them stand back and go "wow that was an awesome scene." Trapped in Paradise is about the healing powers of a small town at Christmas. If you've ever live in a small town, or even visited one, you could relate to this movie. To me, this is more of a feel good comedy than anything. It might not hit a lot of top ten lists because its not flashy and it doesn't have a huge trailer, but its a good movie to sit down and laugh to and make you feel good about the human race once again. Nicholas Cage, John Lovitt, and Dana Carvey's characters are believable, even if they are not dynamic. I highly recommend this movie for anyone, from the young to the young at heart.


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