W.C. Fields plays Elmer Prettywillie, a druggist kept awake by clamorous garbage collectors, a nosy woman seeking a 2-cent stamp, bogus land deals, and phony fortunes.
On the run from her family, the police and a terrible secret, an attractive young woman (Winona Ryder) suddenly appears at an exclusive prep school, searching for a safe place to hide. But when a rebellious student (Lukas Haas, Brick, Witness) helps to keep her identity a secret, they soon find themselves intimately involved... with time running out and the authorities closing in!
Acrobat Tino Orsini (Tony Curtis) is an aspiring trapeze artist who comes to Paris in search of Mike Ribble (Burt Lancaster), a former aerialist who has retired after injuring himself attempting a triple somersault. Mike agrees to teach Tino the triple but when they both fall in love with the beautiful Lola (Gina Lollobrigida) the triangle threatens the dreams of them all.
Matthew Modine stars as Joe Slovak, a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.
Farm boy Jack (Kerwin Mathews) heroically rescues Princess Elaine (Judi Meredith) from sorcerer Pendragon (Torin Thatcher) by slaying his bloodthirsty giant. But when Pendragon uses his evil powers to bewitch and imprison Elaine in his enchanted fortress, Jack must cross the ocean to brave dragons, two-headed ogres and an army of ghouls to save his lady love.
When college superstar Antoine Tyler (Kadeem Hardison) dies unexpectedly, the dream of winning an NCAA Championship alongside his younger brother Kenny (Marlon Wayans) dies with him... or so it seems. Suddenly, Antoine stands to make the greatest comeback of all time... as a ghost who becomes the team's invisible "sixth man."
When a British artist (Colin Firth) discovers his fiancée, Vera (Minnie Driver) is leaving him for another man, he flees to America to the New England village of Hope where he meets Mandy (Heather Graham), a beautiful free spirit who captures his heart.
Vera Janova (Florence Vidor) is on her way to star in a Russian vaudeville revue when a falling girder nearly kills her. A construction worker saves her life, but before she wakes up the conniving Eugene Foster (Lowell Sherman) takes Vera into his arms, pretending to be the one who rescued her.
In a time when adultery is punishable by death, Hester Prynne (Demi Moore) becomes involved in a risky and scandalous affair with her town's handsome minister (Gary Oldman). But when their secret passion results in a child, Hester is is condemned to forever wear the scarlet letter "A" as a public brand of shame.