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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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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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Frank Pesce Vic Manni and Paul Lazar all appeared in 29th street. 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

Alvin Firpo: Have you seen my Pez dispenser?
Dave Firpo: No. Shut up!
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Referenced in 10 Items or Less (2006) See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
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Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Florence Stanley
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Caged
19 December 2000 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

What we have here is an experiment in no writing, no directing, just gathering some actors together and turning them loose. Many of these have been funny in skits, and each was encouraged to develop their own comic persona. But since these are not very clever comics, we have copies of Harpo, Jonathon Winters, Laurel and Hardy, Lucy and so on. There's nothing original or entertaining here except to watch how strong is the magnetism of the past masters.

Watching Cage flounder is also interesting since there are some who celebrate his talent. I'm coming more and more to appreciate how many different types of actors there are and how widely they differ. Cage as a person always sits nervously in his character. This is no problem if he is cast as a person who sits nervously in himself, and of course this is how he is typed. Sometimes it works, for instance with DePalma's experimental `Snake Eyes,' the disembodied EMT of `Bring out the Dead,' and the pretty sensitive `Raising Arizona.' But when it fails, it fails spectacularly with Cage staring goofily as in that lottery movie, or with shouting as here. Spectacular.


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