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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 <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 »

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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Did You Know?


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


Reflected in the side of a big, silver semi which passes in front of the camera as they approach an interstate. See more »


Vincent: I'm tired of tossing salad, if you know what I mean.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »


The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
Performed by Bryan Adams
Courtesy of A & M Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

A sweet and funny romantic comedy...and a sweet and funny Benicio
30 March 2003 | by (Madison, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This was much better than what I expected.Since it had such poor reviews,I rented the video only to watch my new favorite actor, Benicio Del Toro .I was actually pleasantly surprised at how good he was in a romantic comedy.He should do these more often! He has proved himself in serious roles already, but I think he can be a very refreshing lead in romantic roles. Haven't we seen enough Hugh Grant movies yet? I wont' go into details about the plot,which had an interesting start but looked like it wasn't sure where it was headed at the end.Then again, a movie starring Alicia Silverstone can't be expected to be so plot-conscious...If you're a fan of Benicio, you'll enjoy his unique debonaire charm in this movie.For once, he doesn't look that intense or sad, and we can really feel the tenderness behind his half-smile...I might not be such an objective viewer, but this movie is such a nice distraction from the Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock romantic comedies...

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