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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 Toro), who drives it back to the chop shop where he works with his partner Greg (Harry Connick, Jr.) Vincent is not pleased to discover Emily and wants nothing to do with her hare-brained scheme. He and Greg do all they can to get rid of the cumbersome girl, but she has nowhere else to go and is not about to give up her plan without a fight. When her father refuses to pay the ransom, spoiled, hot-headed Emily becomes an even bigger handful for the hapless car jacker. Still despite her brattiness, Vincent can't help but falling for her. She too, in her terribly inconsistent way, seems to like him. Meanwhile the "kidnappers" are chased by a pair of detectives and two brutish crooks out to get Vincent. Emily's strangely sinister "Uncle" Vincent (Christopher Walken) is also involved in the chaos. This romantic crime comedy is the first film made by Alicia Silverstone's First Kiss production company.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
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On DVD: Feb 3, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Alicia Silverstone
as Emily T. Hope
Benicio Del Toro
as Vincent Roche
Jack Thompson
as Alexander Hope
Leland Orser
as Detective Barnaby
Harry Connick Jr.
as Greg Kistler
Robert Wisden
as Detective Sims
Brendan Beiser
as Man On Pay Phone
Demitri Goritsas
as Surveillance Van Cop
Demetri Goritsas
as Surveillance Van Cop
Stacy Grant
as Car Showroom Recepti...
Jorge Vargas
as Mini Mart Clerk
Callum Keith Rennie
as Motel Manager
Carrie Cain Sparko
as Waitress at Diner
Nicole N. Parker
as Waitress at Knotty P...
Carrie Cain Sparks
as Waitress at Diner
Nicole Ari Parker
as Waitress at Knotty P...
Bill Croft
as Trucker
Claire Riley
as Dream Reporter
Dean Wray
as Barge Mate
Fulvio Cecere
as Sharp Shooter
David Longworth
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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