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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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George Gallo

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George Gallo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Bill Firpo
Richard B. Shull ... Father Ritter
Jon Lovitz ... Dave Firpo
Dana Carvey ... Alvin Firpo
Jack Heller ... Chief Parole Officer
Mike Steiner Mike Steiner ... Monty Dealer
Kirk Dunn Kirk Dunn ... Cop #2
Blanca Jansuzian Blanca Jansuzian ... Shopkeeper
Florence Stanley ... Edna 'Ma' Firpo
Jeff Levine Jeff Levine ... Man in Restaurant
Sandra Myers Sandra Myers ... Diner #1
Mabel Mabel ... Merlin
Sarge Sarge ... Merlin
Paul Lazar ... Deputy Timmy Burnell
Andrew Miller ... 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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The story of a town that gave so much... Even these guys couldn't take anymore. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapados en el paraíso See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,777,916
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Bill Firpo: What are you doing?
Alvin Firpo: You do what you do, I do what I do.
Bill Firpo: Well. That enhances my state of security.
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Fear (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
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Traditional Welsh melody
Words by Thomas Oliphant
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A Great Movie about Small Town America at Christmas Time
19 November 2004 | by MellowStar176See 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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