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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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exceso de equipaje See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After Emily and Vincent walk back to the hotel, Emily has Vincent's jacket on. When they walk into the room, she still has it on but when they walk outside again, Vincent is wearing it. See more »

Quotes

Emily: [Emily is cuffed to the sink in the bathroom after beating on Vincent] What... you're done? You don't wanna play anymore?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Four Stories (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

(We Were) Made For Each Other
Written by Ann Roboff (as Annie Roboff), Billy Burnette & Bekka Bramlett
Performed by Bekka Bramlett (as Bekka) & Billy Burnette (as Billy)
Courtesy of Almo Sounds, Inc.
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A definite thumbs up!!
15 August 2002 | by kezw17See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. It had a really 'feel good' theme and left me wanting more. It reminded me of an old romantic movie where the guy always gets the girl. Benicio Del Toro was excellent, he really made the role his own, like it was written with him in mind. Any other actor wouldn`t have worked. Let`s just hope we see a lot more of him in the future. Fair enough, the plot wasn`t exactly rocket science, but the story was told really well and watching it was a real escape from everyday life.

I would recommend this film to everyone (although maybe the romantics out there would probably appreciate it the most!!). Although Alicia Silverstone played her part well, Del Toro, with his simple, bumbling ways, really made the movie for me. Definitely A*


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