Excess Baggage

August 29th, 1997







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Plot
Emily has always been the rich brat who tries to pull every imaginable stunt to get attention. But one day...

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 4.9/10 (7,214 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Director: Marco Brambilla

Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken

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.

Writers: Max D. Adams, Max D. Adams

Cast:
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 Monet - Monique (as Danielle Saklofsky)

Taglines: A crash course in kidnappings, car thefts and other rituals of dating.

Release Date: 29 August 1997

Filming Locations: Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,309,583 (USA) (1 September 1997) (2211 Screens)

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



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The yellow leather jacket worn by Alicia Silverstone was sold on 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.

Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the end of the movie, when Vincent closes the trunk of the Cadillac Deville with his leg, there is a distinctive latching sound of the trunk. Cadillacs do not make such a sound since they have a motorized trunk-closing mechanism which closes the trunk silently when the deck lid is closed gently. It is impossible for a Cadillac to make such a sound as the one in the movie (unless it was modified).

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?



User Review

Misunderstood movie--well worth seeing.

Rating: 9/10

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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