Trapped in Paradise (1994)



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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.
PG-13 (for some rude language)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Jon Lovitz
as Dave
Dana Carvey
as Alvin
Donald Moffat
as Clifford
Angela Paton
as Hattie
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
George Gallo Sr.
as Don Vito
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
Richard McMillan
as 1st Agent
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

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Has enough in the way of sentiment and goofy situational predicaments to put it over as a serviceable family holiday attraction.

Full Review… | September 16, 2008
Top Critic

Even the weather seems tailored to the script's shifting needs.

Full Review… | September 16, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Cage looks cold most of the time, and has retractable stubble. The rest of the cast look like they're waiting for summer.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a minor holiday miracle that this homey comedy barely elicits even a chuckle.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The question is, can a trio of amiable goofballs take you through a movie that's, well, not so great?

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Considering that there isn't a single laugh in the whole picture, the term 'comedy' must be used loosely.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Trapped in Paradise


A bit fun and really dumb.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Mr Cage seem to be the keeper of a specific knowledge to play "innocent guy" in a Movie even as a gangster. lol. Very Funny Movie.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer


Three brothers (Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey) with a streak of lawbreaking in them head to a small town in Pennsylvania called Paradise, intending to rob a ripe bank there. But the people in the community turn out to be so nice that the thought of ripping them off proves difficult to imagine. A fun and funny movie. Great cast. Definitely not a serious type movie. Watch this just for a laugh and nothing more.


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