• Excess Baggage (1997)

Excess Baggage

Release Date: August 29th, 1997

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

A spoiled young woman, desperate for attention from her millionaire father (Jack Thompson), Emily Hope (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own abduction to shift his focus her way. The so-called kidnapping turns real, however, when auto thief Vincent Roche (Benicio Del Toro) makes off with a car and discovers Emily, who had locked herself inside the trunk. As Vincent tries to figure out what to do with his unexpected guest, Emily begins to fall for the charming felon.

Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson, Harry Connick Jr., Nicholas Turturro, Michael Bowen, Robert Wisden

Director: Marco Brambilla

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Engaging, Hotel, Car, Love, 1990s, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Despite the elements I could have done without, the movie is often very funny, and a lot of the credit goes to Del Toro, who creates a slow-talking, lumbering character who's quite unlike his image in "Usual Suspects." show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Excess Baggage falls down as a showcase for Silverstone, who made a big splash in "Clueless" and whose production company is releasing this film. She comes across as unappealing and unseasoned in ways that go beyond the role. show more

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    No one is likely to mistake Excess Baggage for a great movie, but it is an intriguing piece of pop sociology. show more

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