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Excess Baggage (1997)

 -  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 »
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29 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exceso de equipaje  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

According to the book "As If: The Not So Clueless Alicia Silverstone", writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski did uncredited work on the script before production. See more »

Goofs

When Emily leaves her house and gets into the Cadillac, the license plate reads 'ATH 3' but when she and Vincent are in the parking garage it reads 'ATH 2'. See more »

Quotes

Vincent: [Uncle Ray is walking towards them with a gun] Think he's gonna shoot?
Emily: Yes, *yes*, Vincent! Run!
[both start running quickly]
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Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »


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Written by Keith Crouch, Rahsaan Patterson, Glen McKinney & Roy Pennon
Performed by Rahsaan Patterson
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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the decline of a teenage role model
14 December 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie thinking that everybody had been too hard on poor Alicia, who had been wonderful in Clueless and sexy in many an Aerosmith video. I was wrong. It might have been due in part to the non-existent script, but Alicia showed no screen presence at all. Instead, she smoked and drank during the entire flick (is this the moviemakers' attempt to appeal to the teenage crowd this movie is aimed at??). Benicio del Toro's performance was all right, even though (or: because) he seemed to think he was in a remake to the 'Usual Suspects'. In all, if you see only a hundred movies this year, don't let this one be one of them.


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