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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.

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Exceso de equipaje  »

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Box Office

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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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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

Emily: Where are we going?
Vincent: Knotty Pines.
Emily: What do ya gotta go to Knotty Pines for?
Vincent: So I can meet my man, and tell him "Hey Greg! It's so nice to see you! I just got robbed for $200,000! I enjoyed it!" "Whaaat by who?" "Her uncle!" "Who?" "Her uncle?" I mean, is this science fiction or what?
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Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. See more »

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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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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 as bad as all that
19 December 2001 | by See 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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