Trapped in Paradise

Trapped in Paradise is a 1994 American comedy film, directed and written 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 Bill's custody. The pair convinces their brother to go to Paradise, Pennsylvania to deliver a very important note from a fellow inmate to his daughter. Of course, the duo's 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, the two ex-cons are able to get Bill, who is wanting to keep straight, to go along with their plan and the three decided pull off the job.

They 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 snow storm prevents them from getting too far. The stranded group of brothers soon finds themselves stuck in Paradise, PA and are soon taken in by no less than the president of the bank they had robbed earlier that day. While the three brothers pass the time while stuck in the small town, 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 trio decides to try right their wrong and return the money in a way that would avoid revealing themselves as the robbers.


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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 Santa In The Slush" • "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "The 23rd" • "Glee, Actually" • "Santa"
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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"
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" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas"
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"
Other cartoons "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other Reindeer • "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas