Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

Trapped in Paradise

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


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.



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
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
Gerry Parks 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
George Gallo Sr. Don Vito
Al Cerullo Helicopter Pilot
Richard McMillan
James W. Evangelatos
Robert Thomas
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 Self
John Dawe Newscaster
Marcia Bennett Bus Station Clerk
Brett Miller State Trooper
Pierre Larocque
Tom McCleary
Bill Currie Bus driver
Marco Kyris
Brian Kaulback
David Farant

External links[]

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed
content from Wikipedia (view authors).
20th Century
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 2Home Sweet Home Alone
Television episodes and specials
20th Television
M*A*S*H "Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve"
Tracey Ullman "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip"
The X Files "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas"
Malcolm in the Middle "Christmas" • "Christmas Trees" • "Pearl Harbor" • "Hal's Christmas Gift
Bones "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "The Goop on the Girl"
How I Met Your Mother "How Lily Stole Christmas" • "Little Minnesota" • "False Positive" • "Symphony of Illumination" • "The Over-Correction" • "The Final Page, Part 1" • "The Final Page, Part 2"
Glee "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "Glee, Actually" • "Previously Unaired Christmas"
New Girl "The 23rd" • "Santa" • "LAXmas" • "Christmas Eve Eve"
The Mindy Project "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" • "Christmas Party Sex Trap" • "Christmas" • "When Mindy Met Danny"
Last Man Standing "Last Christmas Standing" • "Putting a Hit on Christmas" • "Elfie" • "Wedding Planning" • "Gift of the Wise Man"
Other shows "Christmas Story" • "The Worst Noel" • "Haus Arrest" • "Amends" • "Blue Christmas" • "A Christmas Story" • "Cookies for Santa" • "In God We Trust" • "Road to Tradition" • "Afternoon Delight" • "Christmas" • "The Glitch That Stole Christmas" • "Secret Santa"
20th Television Animation
The Simpsons "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "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" • "Manger Things" • Feliz Navidad
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" • "Gifted Me Liberty" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" • "Santa, Schmanta" • "Christmas is Coming" • "Yule. Tide. Repeat." • "The First No L" • "Christmas Crime" • "The Return of the King (of Queens)" • "Family Guy Christmas for Hulu"
Futurama "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • "I Know What You Did Next Xmas"
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" • "Gene's Christmas Break" • "The Plight Before Christmas" • "The Nightmare 2 Days Before Christmas"
Other cartoons "Hook's Christmas" • "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other ReindeerIce Age: A Mammoth Christmas • "The War on Grafelnik" • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" • "A Very Solar Holiday Opposites Special" • "Dip the Halls Adventure" • "Xmas with The Skanks Adventure"