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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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Storyline

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)  »

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Exceso de equipaje  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The parking garage that Emily makes the phone call from is located on Yates street in Victoria BC. The bridge in the background is the Johnson street bridge. 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: 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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Crazy Credits

Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »


Soundtracks

Old Devil Moon
Written by E.Y. Harburg & Burton Lane
Performed by Carmen McRae
Courtesy of Bethlehem Music Company, Inc.
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Pleasant, fun comedy, nothing more or less
17 September 2003 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

Lots of dissing for both Alicia and Benicio but it seems disingenuous. This is not a profound film but it IS a fun one. Nice photography, a plot that has a good rhythm and tempo, engaging characters that are well acted and clever film devices (for one, the conflict regarding her smoking that set up the plot complication in the first place). Walken is great as usual as a character both scary AND endearing. Spark a blunt, open a beer and enjoy this silly but fun little flick.


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