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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Excess Baggage See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,309,583, 1 September 1997

Gross USA:

$14,515,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,515,490
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who wrote the original screenplay also wrote the British TV show Aug Wiedersehen, Pet. 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: Do you like my tummy?
Vincent: Yeah, it's nice.
Emily: Do you like my laugh?
Vincent: If you smile.
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Crazy Credits

Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" is a reproduction and not signed. 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 sweet and funny romantic comedy...and a sweet and funny Benicio
30 March 2003 | by passetempsSee 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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