Excess Baggage (1997)



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Poor little rich girl Emily (Alicia Silverstone) would do just about anything to win her aloof and work-obsessed daddy's unwavering affection. When all other attempts fail, she engineers her own kidnapping, in hopes that he will finally notice her. After making a phone call using an electric device to alter her voice, she writes a ransom note, binds herself with tape and jumps into the trunk of her father's BMW. Her troubles begin when the vehicle is stolen by ace car thief Vincent (Benicio Del … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ian Le Frenais, Max D. Adams, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Emily T. Hope

as Vincent Roche

as Alexander Hope

as Detective Barnaby

as Greg Kistler

as Detective Sims

as Man On Pay Phone

as Surveillance Van Cop

as Surveillance Van Cop

as Car Showroom Recepti...

as Mini Mart Clerk

as Motel Manager

as Waitress at Diner

as Waitress at Knotty P...

as Waitress at Diner

as Waitress at Knotty P...

as Trucker

as Trucker

as Dream Reporter

as Barge Mate

as Sharp Shooter

as RV Gas Pumper
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Critic Reviews for Excess Baggage

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A good little comedy with a string of winning performances.

Full Review… | July 30, 2007

Outstays it's welcome after a while, but Silverstone fans will still be in heaven - she's as cute as ever, and as cool as ever.

July 4, 2005

Bad romantic comedy

July 14, 2003

a series of flaccid, go-nowhere scenes featuring a sullen Silverstone and the inarticulate Benicio Del Toro...

Full Review… | June 23, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Excess Baggage


Spoilt brat decides to stage her own kidnap to get her dad's attention.

Candy Rose

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Fell in love with benicio del toro in this movie. Daaamnnn!! ;D

Ginny  X

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Leigh Ryan

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