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Excess Baggage (1997)

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

Director:

Marco Brambilla

Writers:

Max D. Adams (story), Max D. Adams (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Silverstone ... Emily
Benicio Del Toro ... Vincent
Christopher Walken ... Ray
Jack Thompson ... Alexander
Harry Connick Jr. ... Greg
Nicholas Turturro ... Stick
Michael Bowen ... Gus
Robert Wisden ... Detective Sims
Leland Orser ... Detective Barnaby
Sally Kirkland ... Louise
Hiro Kanagawa ... Jon
Brendan Beiser ... Man on Pay Phone
Demetri Goritsas ... Surveillance Van Cop
Jorge Vargas ... Mini Mart Clerk
Danielle Saklofsky Danielle Saklofsky ... Monique
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Excess Baggage See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,309,583, 1 September 1997

Gross USA:

$14,515,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,515,490
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Aaron Sorkin did a re-write 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: I've known this girl for two days, are you tellin' me I care more about her than you? You son of a bitch! You should've sold her when she was born for cashvalue Mr. Business Man!
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

One Head light
Written by Jakob Dylan
Performed by The Wallflowers
Courtesy of Interscope Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Not that bad....
22 May 2000 | by icecream-2See 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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