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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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Father Ritter
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Monty Dealer
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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
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Dana Carvey loosely based his character's speaking style on a young Mickey Rourke. See more »

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When Bill is waiting in the car and he sees Alvin stealing money out of a stores cash register, a man with dreadlocks is walking left. When Bill runs out of the car, the same man is seen walking left again. See more »

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Bill Firpo: In the Firpo family, the man with half a brain is king.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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Danke Schoen
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Kurt Schwabach and Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
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Where is the damn DVD?
15 August 2001 | by 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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