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Excess Baggage (1997)

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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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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

The yellow leather jacket worn by Alicia Silverstone was sold to actor/stand-up comic, Paul Rawson for $890. The jacket also came with Silverstone's shirt/black Swede pants and a lip-stick top. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Vincent: We can do this the easy way or the hard way.
Emily: What's the hard way?
Vincent: It's harder... it's harder than the easy way. That's what I know.
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Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »


Soundtracks

Sweet Home Alabama
Written by Edward King, Gary Rossington & Ronnie Van Zant
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Not as bad as all that
19 December 2001 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Not as bad as some people make it out to be. Alicia Silverstone is as beautiful as ever. And Christopher Walken played his typecast dangerous dude role the way he always does. Yes, the plot had some good sized holes in it. The film is meant to be light entertainment and it made that mark. That doesn't mean it's great or anything. I couldn't recommend spending money on this unless you're a hard-core Silverstone fan. But if it comes on cable, it's an OK hour and forty. Grade: C-


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