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Trapped in Paradise is a 1994 Christmas comedy film, written and directed by George Gallo, and starring Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, and Dana Carvey.

Synopsis

Bill Firpo is getting his life back on track, managing a restaurant in New York. However, just days before Christmas, his two half-wit brothers, Dave and Alvin, get paroled from prison and are placed into his custody. They convinces him to go to Paradise, Pennsylvania to deliver a very important note from a fellow inmate to his daughter. Of course, their hidden agenda is that they know there is a bank in the town that is just ripe to be robbed as the small town is full of trusting people and isn't exactly heavy on security. After some tempting, convincing and enticement, they are able to get Bill, who is wanting to keep straight, to go along with their plan and the three brothers decide to pull off the job.

They brothers don ski-masks and rob the bank, holding a large portion of the small town at gunpoint. Although their heist is not without calamity and mishaps, they get the money and actually get away unscathed and unidentified. However, a huge snowstorm prevents them from getting too far. The stranded brothers soon finds themselves stuck in Paradise and are soon taken in by no less than the president of the bank they had robbed earlier that day. While they pass the time while stuck there, they are besieged with the kindness and spirit of giving of the townsfolk.

After seeing how nice the people of Paradise are, and getting caught up in the spirit of Christmas, the brothers decides to try right their wrong and return the money in a way that would avoid revealing themselves as the robbers.

Songs

Title Performed by
"You Make Me Feel So Young"
"Do You Hear What I Hear" Bing Crosby
"Up on the Housetop" Eddy Arnold
"You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" Dean Martin
"Danke Schoen"
"Y.M.C.A." (uncredited)
"Deck the Halls" (uncredited)
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (uncredited) Jon Lovitz
"Beautiful Dreamer" (uncredited) Florence Stanley
"Red River Valley" (uncredited)
"Silent Night" (uncredited)
"Jingle Bells" (uncredited)

Cast

Actor/actress Character(s)
Nicolas Cage Bill Firpo
Richard B. Shull Father Ritter
Jon Lovitz Dave Firpo
Dana Carvey Alvin Firpo
Jack Heller Chief Parole Officer
Mike Steiner Monty Dealer
Greg Ellwand
Kirk Dunn
Cops
Blanca Jansuzian Shopkeeper
Florence Stanley Edna "Ma" Firpo
Jeff Levine
Cherie Ewing
Restaurant patrons
Sandra Myers
Frank Berardino
Diner patrons
Mabel & Sarge Merlin
Paul Lazar Deputy Timmy Burnell
Andrew Miller Deputy Myers
Sean McCann Chief Bernie Burnell
Gerard Parkes Father Gorenzel
Madchen Amick Sarah Collins
Donald Moffat Clifford Anderson
Frank Blanch Rutag Guard
John Ashton Ed Dawson
John Bergantine Clovis Minor
Angela Paton Hattie Anderson
Vivian Reis Lila
Bernard Behrens Doc Milgrom
Bunty Webb Hertha Wayerhauser
Kay Hawtrey Rose Weyerhauser
Vic Manni Vic Mazzucci
Frank Pesce Caesar Spinoza
Vic Noto Crazy Lee
Nicky Pops Anest
Rocco Savastano
George Aggie Anest
Inmates
George Gallo Sr. Don Vito
Al Cerullo Helicopter Pilot
Richard McMillan
James W. Evangelatos
Robert Thomas
Agents
Richard Jenkins Agent Shaddus Peyser
Jonathan Allore Agent Boyle
Mark Melymick Agent Cooper
Scott Wickware Agent Giardello
Sean O'Bryan Dick Anderson
Zoe Erwin Marla Anderson
Tripod Himself
John Dawe Newscaster
Marcia Bennett Bus Station Clerk
Brett Miller State Trooper
Pierre Larocque
Tom McCleary
Truckers
Bill Currie Bus driver
Marco Kyris
Brian Kaulback
David Farant
Extras
Carson Manning (uncredited) Prisoner
Michal Page (uncredited) Girl

External links

20th Century Studios
Movies
Miracle on 34th Street (1955 remake) (1973 remake) (1994 remake) • Die HardDie Hard 2Home AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkGeorge Balanchine's The NutcrackerTrapped in ParadiseJingle All the WayHome Alone 4The Family StoneDeck the Halls12 Men of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistJingle All the Way 2
Television episodes and specials
Live-action shows
"Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "Christmas Story" • "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip" • "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" • "Amends" • "Cookies for Santa" • "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "The Goop on the Girl" • "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "The 23rd" • "Glee, Actually" • "Santa" • "Previously Unaired Christmas" • "LAXmas"
Animated shows and specials
The Simpsons and Futurama "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Xmas Story" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Holidays of Future Passed" • "White Christmas Blues" • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas • "The Nightmare After Krustmas" • "'Tis the 30th Season" • "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" • "The Way of The Dog" • "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas"
King of the Hill "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" • "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" • "Hillennium" • "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" • "The Father, the Son, and J.C." • "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" • "Ms. Wakefield"
Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Story Never" • "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" • "Rapture's Delight" • "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" • "Road to the North Pole" • "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls" • "Murray Christmas" • "Season's Beatings" • "Die Semi-Hard" • "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" • "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry" • "Minstrel Krampus" • "Christmas Guy" • "Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas" • "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin" • "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" • "Ninety North, Zero West" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" • "Santa, Schmanta" • "Christmas is Coming" • "Yule. Tide. Repeat."
Bob's Burgers "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" • "Christmas in the Car" • "Father of the Bob" • "Nice-Capades" • "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" • "The Bleakening" • "Better Off Sled" • "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" • "Yachty or Nice"
Other cartoons "Hook's Christmas" • "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other ReindeerIce Age: A Mammoth Christmas • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard"
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