Trapped in Paradise

Trapped in Paradise

George Gallo (1994)

PG Certificate


Our Score
One from the days before Nicolas Cage reinvented himself as an action star, this is a slight but engaging festive offering. Cage is the hapless good guy who is roped into a yuletide robbery by his brothers (Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz), and they find themselves trapped by inclement weather in possibly the nicest small town in America. Carvey and Lovitz grab the best lines, but Cage is a commendable straight man and there are some good supporting turns from the likes of Donald Moffat, Mädchen Amick and John Ashton. Writer/director George Gallo can't resist laying on the Christmas sentiment at the end but, for the most part, he keeps the story moving in amiable fashion.


Three bungling brothers manage to pull off a major robbery in a backwoods community on Christmas Eve, but the unwitting locals make them feel so welcome they find it impossible to leave town, leaving the crooks facing a crisis of conscience. Offbeat comedy, starring Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz and Madchen Amick.

Cast & Crew

Bill Firpo Nicolas Cage
Alvin Firpo Dana Carvey
Dave Firpo Jon Lovitz
Sarah Collins Mädchen Amick
Vic Manni Vic Mazzucci
Ma Firpo Florence Stanley
Shaddus Peyser Richard Jenkins
Clifford Anderson Donald Moffat
Hattie Anderson Angela Patton
Father Ritter Richard B Shull
Director George Gallo
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video