Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  29 August 1997 (USA)
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Emily has always been the rich brat who tries to pull every imaginable stunt to get attention. But one day, as she fakes her own kidnapping and locks herself in the trunk of a car, a thief ... See full summary »



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Emily has always been the rich brat who tries to pull every imaginable stunt to get attention. But one day, as she fakes her own kidnapping and locks herself in the trunk of a car, a thief steals the car, with her inside. She is attracted by his reckless lifestyle and the situation makes her kidnapping the more real and frightening for her father. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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A crash course in kidnappings, car thefts and other rituals of dating. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence, drinking and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exceso de equipaje  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$14,327,206 (USA) (19 December 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Aaron Sorkin did a re-write before production. See more »


After Emily and Vincent walk back to the hotel, Emily has Vincent's jacket on. When they walk into the room, she still has it on but when they walk outside again, Vincent is wearing it. See more »


Vincent: Do you know the best way to make a dream come true? Do you? It's to wake up.
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Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »


References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »


All Mixed Up
Written by Ric Ocasek
Performed by Red House Painters
Courtesy of Supreme Recordings/Island Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Surprisingly sexy...great chemistry between Silverstone and Del Toro
28 May 2003 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie on a whim last night, and I was very pleasantly surprised! The plot is entertaining, but what I really loved about this flick is that Silverstone and Del Toro have an odd - yet amazing - chemistry on screen. Most of their intimacies are left to the imagination, but I thought that made it even hotter! I noticed there was a comment on imdb about the writing being sophomoric (or something to that effect), specifically the line, "Do you like my tummy?" I thought it was very sweet and REAL. It's one of those silly conversations that makes them believable. Definitely worth the rent...and the buy (I'm purchasing it ASAP!).

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