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Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 29 August 1997 (USA)
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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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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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 »

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When Vincent and Emily drive to a bar, only one person is visible in the car as they round the bend. See more »

Quotes

Vincent: We can do this the easy way or the hard way.
Emily: What's the hard way?
Vincent: It's harder... it's harder than the easy way. That's what I know.
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Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »

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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Happiness
Written and Performed by Abra Moore
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Misunderstood movie--well worth seeing.
24 December 2001 | by (Leavenworth, Kansas) – See all my reviews

Excess Baggage was a joy. Alicia Silverstone is gorgeous, bratty, and fun. Benicio del Toro is frumpy and totally unlike any other leading man ever. Unfortunately, this film seems to have been misunderstood in a big way, by the audience, by reviewers, and by the people I saw it with. But, it's worth another look.


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