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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.

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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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

Jon Lovitz claimed that the cast hated making the movie so much they took to calling it "Trapped in Bullshit". See more »

Goofs

When the brothers are in the store before the bank robbery, Alvin takes a box of Cap'n Crunch off the shelf and starts eating handfuls out of the box without even opening the bag inside first. 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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Soundtracks

Do You Hear What I Hear
Written by Gloria Shayne and Noel Regney
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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1 September 2002 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Although I haven't seen it in a while, what I remember of Trapped in Paradise was a whole lot of laughs. It's got a great cast, great plot (simple but fun) and a whole lot more. See Trapped in Paradise and I'm sure you'll have a fun time! 3/5 stars--

JOHN ULMER


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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