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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bill Firpo
... Father Ritter
... Dave Firpo
... Alvin Firpo
... Chief Parole Officer
Mike Steiner ... Monty Dealer
Kirk Dunn ... Cop #2
Blanca Jansuzian ... Shopkeeper
... Edna 'Ma' Firpo
Jeff Levine ... Man in Restaurant
Sandra Myers ... Diner #1
Mabel ... Merlin
Sarge ... Merlin
Paul Lazar ... Deputy Timmy Burnell
... 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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Rated PG-13 for some rude language | See all certifications »

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2 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atrapados en el paraíso  »

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$5,777,916
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To film the river scenes, crews had to remove large ice blocks from the Grand River in Elora, Ontario, as the river was frozen in mid-winter and were stacked by the river bank. Local residents were worried that the ice blocks would flow down river and damage structures such as the West Montrose 'Kissing Bridge', the last covered bridge in Ontario, and they were removed by the production company. 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

Alvin Firpo: I'd like to say my 'preciation for your hospitableness.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Silent Night! Holy Night!
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Music by Franz Gruber
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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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