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Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 29 August 1997 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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A crash course in kidnappings, car thefts and other rituals of dating. 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)  »

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Exceso de equipaje  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,309,583 (USA) (1 September 1997)

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$14,327,206 (USA) (21 December 1997)
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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

Near the end, when Emily drives the Cadillac into the parking garage, she parks leaving the front wheels turned. Moments later, as she and Vincent are sitting in the trunk, the wheels of the car are pointed straight. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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

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The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
Performed by Bryan Adams
Courtesy of A & M Records, Inc.
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A sweet and funny romantic comedy...and a sweet and funny Benicio
30 March 2003 | by (Madison, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This was much better than what I expected.Since it had such poor reviews,I rented the video only to watch my new favorite actor, Benicio Del Toro .I was actually pleasantly surprised at how good he was in a romantic comedy.He should do these more often! He has proved himself in serious roles already, but I think he can be a very refreshing lead in romantic roles. Haven't we seen enough Hugh Grant movies yet? I wont' go into details about the plot,which had an interesting start but looked like it wasn't sure where it was headed at the end.Then again, a movie starring Alicia Silverstone can't be expected to be so plot-conscious...If you're a fan of Benicio, you'll enjoy his unique debonaire charm in this movie.For once, he doesn't look that intense or sad, and we can really feel the tenderness behind his half-smile...I might not be such an objective viewer, but this movie is such a nice distraction from the Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock romantic comedies...


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