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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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You would NOT believe what a girl's got to do, just to get a little attention. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, drinking and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »
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29 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Exceso de equipaje  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

The yellow leather jacket worn by Alicia Silverstone was sold on to actor/stand-up comic, Paul Rawson for $890. The Jacket also came with Silverstone's shirt/Black Swede pants and a lip-stick top. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when Vincent closes the trunk of the Cadillac Deville with his leg, there is a distinctive latching sound of the trunk. Cadillacs do not make such a sound since they have a motorized trunk-closing mechanism which closes the trunk silently when the deck lid is closed gently. It is impossible for a Cadillac to make such a sound as the one in the movie (unless it was modified). See more »

Quotes

Vincent: I've known this girl for two days, are you tellin' me I care more about her than you? You son of a bitch! You should've sold her when she was born for cashvalue Mr. Business Man!
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Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »


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Sweet Home Alabama
Written by Edward King, Gary Rossington & Ronnie Van Zant
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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A definite thumbs up!!
15 August 2002 | by (Leeds, UK) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. It had a really 'feel good' theme and left me wanting more. It reminded me of an old romantic movie where the guy always gets the girl. Benicio Del Toro was excellent, he really made the role his own, like it was written with him in mind. Any other actor wouldn`t have worked. Let`s just hope we see a lot more of him in the future. Fair enough, the plot wasn`t exactly rocket science, but the story was told really well and watching it was a real escape from everyday life.

I would recommend this film to everyone (although maybe the romantics out there would probably appreciate it the most!!). Although Alicia Silverstone played her part well, Del Toro, with his simple, bumbling ways, really made the movie for me. Definitely A*


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