Excess Baggage script
Synopsis: 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.

He's inside the car, yanking the ignition and starting themotor, between whistles.

EXT. RIVER BARGE - DAY

B.g., a helicopter drones. The barge MATE steps out of thewheelhouse, notices the briefcase on the aft deck, frowns, walks to it,picks it up, shakes it, opens it -- and ogles a million bucks, cash.

MATE:

Holy shit!

He spins back to the wheelhouse -- a plea for help.

MATE (CONT'D)

Larry! Larry! You gotta come see this!

The PILOT (let's take a wild guess and assume this is Larry)sticks his head out the wheelhouse cabin's door -- just as a helicopterzooms down and a SHARP SHOOTER aims a high powered rifle straight at themate. A HELICOPTER COP leans out with a megaphone.

HELICOPTER COP (MEGAPHONED)

This is the Portland Police Department. You withthe briefcase, set it down and put your hands on your head.

MATE:

What the -- ?

HELICOPTER COP (MEGAPHONED)

You in the cockpit, pull over immediately.

The mate drops the briefcase and money starts flutteringall the hell over.

INT. POLICE HELICOPTER - DAY

The sharp shooter smirks at the helicopter cop in a superiorway --

SHARP SHOOTER:

It's not a car, John, it's a boat. You don't pullover --

-- when he sees the money take wind --

SHARP SHOOTER (CONT'D)

-- Oh shit, the money!

The helicopter cop pales -- still yelling through the megaphone--

HELICOPTER COP (MEGAPHONED)

-- Oh fuck, the money. You! Pick the briefcase backup!

Below, the mate wants nothing more to do with that briefcaseand has gotten down on his knees to say a few Hail Marys.

HELICOPTER COP (CONT'D) (MEGAPHONED)

You with your hands over your head, pick that briefcaseup immediately!

EXT. RIVER BARGE - DAY

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Max D. Adams

Max Adams is an author and screenwriter. Winner of a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting and an Austin Film Festival screenwriting award, Adams went on to be dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety and has worked with Columbia Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures — among others. Adams is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, The Left Door and 5150, is the author of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, is a University of Utah adjunct professor, is a former WGA online mentor, and is the founder of The Academy of Film Writing. Her produced feature films include Excess Baggage, The Ladykillers, One For the Money and she most recently appeared in Tony Tarantino’s Underbelly Blues. more…

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