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Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 29 August 1997 (USA)
A bratty teenager fakes her own kidnapping, but gets mistakenly kidnapped for real instead.

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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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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)  »

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Exceso de equipaje  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,309,583, 1 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,327,206, 21 December 1997
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Trivia

Benicio Del Toro and Christopher Walken, previously starred together in Basquiat (1995). See more »

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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

Emily: You got a girlfriend?
Vincent: Nah, I gave that up.
Emily: Why?
Vincent: Because I always see the potential of failure.
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Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »

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Happiness
Written and Performed by Abra Moore
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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A sweet and funny romantic comedy...and a sweet and funny Benicio
30 March 2003 | by 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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