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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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Small town... Big trouble! 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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Trivia

The town in 'Trapped In Paradise' had to appear virtually buried in snow so that the characters were "trapped" and couldn't leave. So filmmakers supplemented real snow with 75,000 pounds of custom-made, biodegradable potato flakes from Idaho. 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

Ma Firpo: You guys are dumber than a box of hair.
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Fear (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
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Traditional
Performed by Florence Stanley
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Pretty good
25 January 2000 | by john427See 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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