Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

Director:

George Gallo

Writer:

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
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Cop #1
Kirk Dunn Kirk Dunn ... Cop #2
Blanca Jansuzian Blanca Jansuzian ... Shopkeeper
Florence Stanley ... Ma Firpo
Cherie Ewing Cherie Ewing ... Woman in Restaurant
Jeff Levine Jeff Levine ... Man in Restaurant
Sandra Myers Sandra Myers ... Diner #1
Frank Berardino Frank Berardino ... Diner #4
Mabel Mabel ... Merlin
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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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Small town... Big trouble! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film was the first that both Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz had worked on together after leaving Saturday Night Live. See more »

Goofs

When Alvin is saying good-bye to Merlin the horse, he leans over and kisses him. The kiss sound effect is heard while Alvin is in mid-sentence. See more »

Quotes

Dave Firpo: Sons of bitches.
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Connections

Referenced in 10 Items or Less (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
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Traditional Welsh melody
Words by Thomas Oliphant
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anyone watch this in 2020
28 July 2020 | by AmericanDudeSee all my reviews

Honestly I was on my app going through each years movie I started in 1990 then so on I watched a couple but when I got to 1994 this is the one that caught my eye. Clicked on it and wow was this made in '94 or today. Besides a one character that could've been changed it was a good decent film one I should've watched it 15 years before I did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trapped in Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,744,653, 4 December 1994

Gross USA:

$6,017,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,017,509
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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