Excess Baggage (1997)

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Wanting her father's love, an attention-starved debutante engineers her own kidnapping by making a bogus phone call and then locking herself in the trunk of her daddy's BMW. Her plot backfires when a handsome crook steals the car. Romantic comedy and action ensue.
Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

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 Receptionist
Jorge Vargas
as Mini Mart Clerk
Carrie Cain Sparko
as Waitress at Diner
Callum Keith Rennie
as Motel Manager
Nicole N. Parker
as Waitress at Knotty Pines
Carrie Cain Sparks
as Waitress at Diner
Nicole Ari Parker
as Waitress at Knotty Pines
Bill Croft
as Trucker
C. Ernst Harth
as Trucker
Adrien Derval
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

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage is a poorly executed romantic comedy that misfires. The story follows a young woman who fakes her kidnapping in order get her father's attention, but when her fake kidnapping turns real hijinks ensue. Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Walken deliver decent performances (given the weakness of the script), but Benicio Del Toro is horribly miscast and drags the film down. He has no chemistry with Silverstone and sucks the energy out of every scene. Additionally, the script is poor and doesn't really allow for much character development or thematic resolution. There's a bit of fun to be had here and there, but Excess Baggage is mishandled in every way.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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½

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

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

½

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

Ginny  X
Ginny  X

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