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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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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

According to the book "As If: The Not So Clueless Alicia Silverstone", writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski did uncredited work on the script before production. See more »

Goofs

When Emily leaves her house and gets into the Cadillac, the license plate reads 'ATH 3' but when she and Vincent are in the parking garage it reads 'ATH 2'. See more »

Quotes

Emily: Oh, hi Dad, I'm okay but um... Daddy he made me touch his penis.
Vincent: [Vincent hangs up the phone] Touch what?
Emily: Oops.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Devil Moon
Written by E.Y. Harburg & Burton Lane
Performed by Carmen McRae
Courtesy of Bethlehem Music Company, Inc.
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Misunderstood movie--well worth seeing.
24 December 2001 | by dalenbergSee all my reviews

Excess Baggage was a joy. Alicia Silverstone is gorgeous, bratty, and fun. Benicio del Toro is frumpy and totally unlike any other leading man ever. Unfortunately, this film seems to have been misunderstood in a big way, by the audience, by reviewers, and by the people I saw it with. But, it's worth another look.


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