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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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A crash course in kidnappings, car thefts and other rituals of dating. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, drinking and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exceso de equipaje  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Aaron Sorkin did a re-write before production. See more »


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


Vincent: You're a real screwy kid ya know that?
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Crazy Credits

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


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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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