Trapped in Paradise

1994

Trapped in Paradise

Critics Consensus

Loaded with talent but borderline unwatchable, Trapped in Paradise will leave viewers feeling the first part of the title and pining for the last.

10%

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Total Count: 20

40%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 11,722
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Movie Info

Three brothers who are inept criminals butcher one last attempt to pull off a big heist in this caper comedy. Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage) is sick of thievery and has retired from crime to run an upscale restaurant in New York. But when his two brothers, Alvin (Dana Carvey) and Dave (Jon Lovitz), get out of prison, Bill is sucked back into their world of crime. The three end up on the run and hide out in the small town of Paradise, PA. The friendly townspeople include a bank president (Clifford Moffat) whose trust in people has left his bank an easy target. The brothers can't resist lifting $275,000 from the vault. Unfortunately, Alvin drives their getaway car in circles and they end up back in town and get in an accident.

Cast

Donald Moffat
as Clifford
Vic Manni
as Vic Mazzuci
Richard B. Shull
as Father Ritter
Jack Heller
as Chief Parole Officer
Mike Steiner
as Monte Dealer
John Bergantine
as Clovis Minor
Greg Ellwand
as 1st Cop
Kirk Dunn
as 2nd Cop
Blanca Jansuzian
as Shopkeeper
Cherie Ewing
as Woman in Restaurant
Jeff Levine
as Man in Restaurant
Sandra Myers
as 1st Diner
Frank Berardino
as 2nd Diner
Paul Lazar
as Deputy Timmy Burnell
Andrew Miller
as Deputy Myers
Sean McCann
as Chief Burnell
Kay Hawtry
as Rose Weyerhauser
Gerard Parkes
as Father Gorenzel
Frank Blanch
as Rutag Guard
John Bergatine
as Clovis Minor
Bernard Behrens
as Doc Milgrom
Bunty Webb
as Hertha Weyerhauser
Marcia Bennett
as Bus Station Clerk
Kay Hawtrey
as Rose Weyerhauser
Frank Pesce
as Caesar Spinoza
Vic Noto
as 1st Inmate
Marco Kyris
as More People
Nicky Pops Anest
as 2nd Inmate
Rocco Savastano
as 3rd Inmate
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
Jonathan Allore
as Agent Boyle
Mark Melymick
as Agent Cooper
Scott Wickware
as Agent Giardello
Sean O'Bryan
as Dick Anderson
Zoe Erwin
as Marla Anderson
Irene Tripod
as Himself
John Dawe
as Newscaster
Marica Bennett
as Bus Station Clerk
Brett Miller
as State Trooper
Robert Thomas
as 3rd Agent
Pierre Larocque
as 1st Trucker
Tom McCleary
as 2nd Trucker
Bill Currie
as Bus Driver
Marcus Kyris
as More People
Brian Kaulback
as More People
David Farant
as More People
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Critic Reviews for Trapped in Paradise

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Audience Reviews for Trapped in Paradise

  • Dec 17, 2012
    The goofball comedy Trapped in Paradise is a fun and entertaining film that is full of holiday spirit. When Bill Firpo's brothers get paroled from prison they con him into pulling a daring Christmas Eve bank heist, but things go wrong as they seem unable to find their way out of the city. Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, and Madchen Amick form a great cast that are well suited for this style of comedy. Additionally, the lighthearted humor is well played and works with the cheesy, over-the-top comedic tone that the film is going for. Trapped in Paradise gets a little too wacky now and then, but on the whole it's an enjoyable romp that delivers plenty of laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2011
    Nicholas Cage was OK, Jon Lovitz was hilarious! He truly made this movie but I found Dana Carvey to be extremely annoying.Other then that, It's just something to pass the time when nothing else is on.There were some parts in the movie I liked but I can't even remember what they were.Trapped In Paradise started off horrible & ended the same way it started
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2011
    A bit fun and really dumb.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2010
    It got better the second half through. You know those movies where you get so frustrated and aggravated at the main character because you want to like him so bad but he just goes around doing stupid things? That's this movie for the first half. Then it gets better. Unforgettable characters., amusing dialogue, and funny story line.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer

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