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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)  »

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Exceso de equipaje  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$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

Near the end, when Emily drives the Cadillac into the parking garage, she parks leaving the front wheels turned. Moments later, as she and Vincent are sitting in the trunk, the wheels of the car are pointed straight. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Earth Vs. Me
Written by Jordan Cohen (as Gorden Cohen), Spider One (as Michael Cummings),
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Performed by Powerman 5000
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Not that bad....
22 May 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I read quite a few reviews around the time this film was released and they were all very negative towards it. Don't ask me why I rented it (probably in a moment of maddness) cos I had very low expectations of what it was going to be like but actually I didn't think it was that bad a film... I like Benicio Del Toro - if you don't like him or can't get to grips with the way he speaks etc then your probably instantly going to hate this film - I think he is an interesting character in real life and I think he made this film a little more interesting too... Silverstone was just basically Silverstone - I feel sorry for her its been pretty much down hill since Clueless, shes always playing these richgirl/brat characters there is no real variety..but shes ok - nothing special - Walken was as usual solid as a rock, Harry Connick Jnr cracked me up for some reason I thought he was funny! Plot - I could see where it wanted to go but it didn't quite get there - it wasnt quite clever enough - I don't think it was a fabulous film by any means but compare it to Batman and Robin? Speed 2? Its not as bad as that! Rent it if you are a Benicio/Alicia/Walken fan but otherwise you'll probably just feel robbed...


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