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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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Cast

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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 and were stacked by the river bank. Local residents were worried that the ice blocks would flow down river and damage structures such as the West Montrose 'Kissing Bridge', the last covered bridge in Ontario, and they were removed by the production company. See more »

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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

[singing to himself in the car]
Alvin Firpo: You do what you do and I do what I do... you do what you do and I do what I do, I'm Alvin, and you're Bill.
[Bill walks by and kicks the car, annoyed]
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Features The Alligator People (1959) See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
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Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Florence Stanley
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Pretty good
25 January 2000 | by (Charlottesville, VA.) – See all my reviews

I just can't understand why this movie has such a low rating, its a good Christmas movie, and Dana Carvey is hilarious. Overall, it has a very good cast, with him, Jon Lovitz and Nick Cage. I enjoyed, good way to spend a snowy day.


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