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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 »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Exceso de equipaje  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

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: [Uncle Ray is walking towards them with a gun] Think he's gonna shoot?
Emily: Yes, *yes*, Vincent! Run!
[both start running quickly]
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Crazy Credits

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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Written by Jordan Cohen (as Gorden Cohen), Spider One (as Michael Cummings),
Adam Jeremy Williams (as Adam Williams), Dorian Heartsong & Allan Pahanish Jr. (as Alan Pahanish)
Performed by Powerman 5000
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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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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