After making their way through high school twice, big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.
Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent.
Bartleby Gaines is a fast-talking slacker who gets rejected by every college he applies to. He decides to invent a phony college to get his parents off his back. Unfortunately (or not), the website his best friend creates is too effective and hundreds of other rejects apply and are accepted. Instead of revealing the hoax, Gaines decides to forge ahead and let the students create their own curriculum, little suspecting that their school is obstructing the expansion plans of the nearby snobbish college.
Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot.
In 1987, James Brennan's dreams of a European summer vacation before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses. He goes to work at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland - a place where the games are rigged and the rides make you sick. There, he falls in love with witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that setting, the two have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust. A place where James discovers what he truly values.
The story of four generations of men who are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family's past. The journey will take them out on the road to a world full of surprises.
Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede.
It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
Marty visits 2015 to straighten out the future of the McFly family, but Biff Tannen steals the time machine, and with it a book that allows his young self to amass a gambling fortune, which has significant consequences to the present. To correct the problems, Marty and Doc must return to 1955 to retrieve the book.
Doc Brown has decided to live in the Old West of the 1880's. But when he's in danger of meeting an untimely end, Marty travels back into the past to rescue him. There's just one problem: Doc is so smitten by a schoolteacher that he's become distracted. Now, it's up to Marty to keep Doc out of trouble, get the DeLorean running, and put the past, present and future on track so they can all get back to where and when they belong.
Elizabeth is a foul-mouthed, ruthless junior high teacher who can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiance, she begins to woo a rich, handsome substitute. Competing for his affections is overly energetic colleague, Amy. Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic gym teacher. The consequences of her outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers and herself an education like no other.
The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer.
At first, ten-year-old Christoph resents the eccentric boarder who enters his home, but slowly he comes to understand the torment of Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness, and appreciate his genius and the beauty of his music.
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider.
A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife.
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.
Five high school students-- a Rebel, an Athlete, a Brain, a Princess and a Basketcase-- find themselves thrown together serving a Saturday morning detention. They do not have much in common, except giving up their day, sitting in the school library, and writing an essay for the principal. At first, they argue and hate each other, but after smoking some of the Rebel's marijuana, they begin to pour their hearts out to each other. They talk about their fears, secrets, deepest emotions, and problems.
Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common, except they both have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to make a Bucket List of all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die. In the process of completing the list, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.
Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with his fellow employee, Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one foresees.
Francie lives with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother. The pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When his mother commits suicide and his friend, Joe, goes off to boarding school, Francie sinks ever deeper into paranoia thanks mainly to his nasty neighbour Mrs. Nugent. He begins to have a fantasy where he has visions of the Virgin Mary. After his father dies, Francie's becomes more despondent, culminating in the extremely bloody murder of Mrs. Nugent whom he holds responsible for all the wrongs visited upon him. After being arrested, Francie is committed to an asylum in an attempt to cure him.
Follow the frenetic and awkwardly painful journey of three novice teachers as they navigate one memorable school year. Provides a teacher's perspective into the absurd, provocative and occasionally volatile world of public education.
A young boy must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only Christmas gift that will make Christmas worthwhile. Not only do his parents face what many other parents do during that time of the year, but their actions fit in with the All-American Christmas.
Imprisoned vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better and are in need of his protection.
Tim is a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss' annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry, a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. When the duo shows up to dine, the lunacy kicks into high gear.
Two banished angels find a loophole that would get them back into heaven. The only snag? They'll be destroying existence in the process. In an effort to stop them, the overworked voice of God (Alan Rickman) taps cynical mortal Bethany to save the world by preventing the angels from reaching their unholy destination.
Jade must choose between family and personal happiness. Her parents want her to marry a successful Chinese man and she wants to make her own decisions. When she falls in love with a white university student, the façade of the perfect Chinese daughter begins to crack. A story about pursuing your dreams while living up to everybody else's.
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.
When Mona Dearly, the town's most hated resident, drives into the river and drowns, celebration ensues until the Sheriff realizes that it wasn't an accident. His job? To find out who killed her, when everyone had a motive.
Linda is an English teacher with a small apartment full of a rich collection of great literature. Her only close personal relationships are those she has with her favorite authors. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she reads, and she likes it that way. All that changes when former star pupil Jason returns to town after failing as a playwright in New York. To help him avoid law school, Linda mounts his play at school, and puts her own reputation and teaching career on the line.
Three mid-life Manhattanites have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the corporate ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. The trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts--in the wallet!
When happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation, and unable to escape, they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities.
When the steel mills of Sheffied, England are closed, Gaz and thousand of other workers are left unemployed. Depressed and facing a custody battle for his son, Gaz happens across a show of male strippers and feels that the answer to his problems are laid bare. Recruiting a ratage group of six other unemployed friends into an unsightly stripper group, Gaz and his friends put on a show of their own to get their lives back on track.
Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his cherished locomotive.
Two recent high school graduates wreak havoc on all who cross their path, until an oddball loner looking for Miss Right comes into their lives. These social misfits learn the hard way that life after high school gets even weirder than they thought it would.
Recently single, Julia was looking forward to the future in a cozy new LA bachelorette home. Then she learned that her brother had been diagnosed with brain cancer. He moved in with her, their parents arrived from Washington State, and before long Sweeney found out that she was suffering from a rare form of cervical cancer. Originally routines performed at a small comedy club, her story became radio vignettes, and finally a one-woman stage show.
The Little Tramp searches for gold and love in the Klondike. Includes both a restored version of the original 1925 silent film, and the 1942 re-issue, the latter featuring a new score and narration written and spoken by Charles Chaplin.
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.
Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers.
The plan for a quick stop at Mom's takes a turn when an impulse compels Andy to invite his mother, Joyce, on a three-thousand mile cross-country journey. But the further they go, the closer they get, and Andy realizes that they have more in common than he ever imagined.
Harold and Kumar take an ill-fated flight to Amsterdam, but Kumar's suspicious-looking bong is mistaken for a bomb. Their arrest prompts a racist Homeland Security official to send the boys to indefinite lockup at Guantanamo Bay. Once there, they watch as beefy guards sexually subjugate 'enemy combatants.' The guys manage to get away and make it back to the U.S., hoping the well-connected fiancé of Kumar's old girlfriend, Vanessa, can get them out of their mess. During a dangerous and grotesque odyssey to Texas, Harold and Kumar have encounters with the Ku Klux Klan, a one-eyed, inbred monster, and old friend Neil Patrick Harris, who swallows fistfuls of magic mushrooms and drags the boys to a brothel stop that goes terribly wrong.
Two twenty-something stoner roommates, one a Korean-American investment banker, Harold, and the other an Indian-American medical school candidate, Kumar, go through a life changing journey. They are on a quest to satisfy their cravings for burgers and spend the night roaming the state of New Jersey in search of White Castle hamburgers running into one screwy obstacle after another.
Digitally remastered, restored, and rescored, this collection contains 15 feature films including Satety Last!, 10 shorts, and a bonus disc containing a treasure chest of extras including Harold Lloyd's home movies, interviews, featurettes, and much more.
Uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected... buddies.
Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success.
Great news--Kevin McCallister is spending the holidays in New York City. Bad news--his parents are spending them in Florida! Separated once again from his family, Kevin manages to find food, lodging and fun using his dad's credit card. But his big-spending solo act takes a dangerous turn when the Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv escape prison and also land in the Big Apple. Now, Kevin must outrun and outprank them again.
A band of international crooks has hidden a military computer chip inside a toy car, but an airport mis-up lands it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt who's home alone with the chicken pox in a quiet Chicago suburb. When the criminals zero in on Alex's house with their high-tech gadgetry, madness and mayhem kick into high gear as the pint-sized hero defends himself against the bumbling bad guys -- armed with an outrageous array of ambushes and booby traps!
For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers--permanently. There's only one problem: even the best-laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.
Ruth (Sara Walker) and Lucille (Andrea Burchill) are two young sisters who are abandoned by their mother and raised by a succession of aged relatives, until their unconventional aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti, Running on Empty) arrives like a breath of fresh air. Sylvie has been living on the road for many years, and her life is detached from the norms of the community; she returns home to bittersweet memories and the town's harsh scrutiny. The girls are thrilled to have a charming young role model and Sylvie's new responsibilities offer her a chance for real love, sharing a home, and a sense of family -- all things she has not felt for a long time.
Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant--that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite, cannot be ignored.
Kindhearted, but confused environmental activist Andrew Markovski hires a pair of eccentric 'existential detectives' to help him find the meaning of life. All the while, a sexy, French author is trying to throw a wrench in their plan by seducing Andrew's mind and body.
Evil banker Rachel Bitterman forecloses on the Muppets' famous variety theater. But Bitterman's machinations take a back seat when apprentice guardian angel Daniel shows Kermit what conditions would have been had Kermit never existed. A Kermit-less world would have found Miss Piggy running a fraudulent psychic hotline, Fozzie Bear as a homeless derelict, and Sam the Eagle as a caged "rave" dancer. With showstopping numbers like Moulin Scrooge and parodies of many holiday films, this tale of fortune through friendship defines the true meaning of holiday spirit.
Juno MacGuff is a sixteen-year-old who after a one-time sexual encounter with her best friend Paulie learns that she's pregnant. Yes, having a baby, especially at a young age, can dramatically affect the rest of young woman's life, and yes, it's nothing to be taken too lightly, but on the other hand: it's not the end of the world. How could a perfectly normal thing like a pregnancy be a totally awful thing? She decides to carry the baby to term and finds what seems like an ideal yuppie couple to adopt it, but everything falls apart. In the course of her pregnancy, Juno discovers that growing up isn't just about making the best of the mess you find yourself in, but figuring out what's best when that's not always clear.
Sir Alec Guinness performs as eight different characters in this classic. Edwardian gentleman Louis Mazzini plots to avenge his mother's death by seizing the dukedom of the aristocratic d'Ascoyne family. But to gain this inheritance, Mazzini must first murder the line of eccentric relatives [all portrayed by Guinness] who stand between him and the title ... leading to one of the most delicious final twists in comedy history.
Lars is a sweet but shy guy who has a hard time talking with his family, coworkers, and neighbors. Although his family fears the worst when Lars brings home a life-sized companion doll who he thinks is a real girlfriend, named Bianca, a doctor encourages them to play along with him so that he can work through his delusions. The whole community rallies to his support, and Lars begins to deal with all of his emotions. He even begins to develop feelings for Margo, an attractive co-worker, in what becomes a hilariously unique love triangle.
Sir Alec Guinness as Henry Holland, a meek clerk, devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank. But their ingenious idea to melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers and smuggle them to France turns their perfect crime into a disastrous caper and unexpected surprises.
Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view.
Greg Focker has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes but one important test still lies ahead: will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family's next 'Godfocker', or will the circle of trust be broken for good?
When your mother is an angel and your father is the devil, life can be really confusing. For Little Nicky, it just got a whole lot worse. His two evil brothers have just escaped from Hell and are wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting earth. His dad is disintegrating and it's up to Nicky to save him and all of humanity. Can Nicky find his inner evil in time to save the world?
The leading man has just had a disastrous one-night stand with the leading lady. The cinematographer is breaking up with the assistant director. The director's mother has wandered onto the set and the dwarf hired for the dream sequence has an attitude.
Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation.
A uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact, he describes his best friend Earl, with whom he makes short-film parodies of classic movies, as being 'more like a co-worker'. But when Greg's mom insists he spends time with Rachel, a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer, Greg discovers just how powerful and important true friendship can be.
When a young girl who has lived in Africa and been homeschooled moves to New York, she must enter a public high school. Survival of the fittest takes on a whole new meaning when she falls for the ex-boyfriend of the most popular girl in school.
When Pam and Greg get their parents together it turns into one disaster after another. The hippie Fockers are the direct opposite of the uptight Byrneses. With one pitfall after the next, the film takes awkward in-law experiences to new heights.
Male nurse Greg Focker wants to pop the question to his girlfried Pam Byrnes. But she's daddy's little girl, and daddy, has some old-fashioned ideas about manners and manhood. So Pam and Greg make a pilgrimage to the Byrnes' homestead on Long Island. Greg gets off the wrong foot with Mr. Byrnes and never recovers. Little white lies mushroom into ghastly whoppers. Greg finds out that Mr. Byrnes was in the CIA for 34 years. And so the weekend goes from bad to worse to mortifying.
With his loving and supportive mother, 13-year-old Kevin moves in next door to another teen, Max. though both have problems that label them as outcasts, Kevin and Max discover that by proudly combining their strengths on uniting as one, they can overcome their individual limitations and triumph over any adversity. As the two set out on a series of courageous adventures, they find the mightiest treasure of all: friendship!
A devastating satire on the effects of mass production on the lives of factory workers. Shows Charlie as a factory worker, jailbird, night watchman, and a singing waiter. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but voices emanate from TV sets and radios.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
Longfellow Deeds (Cooper), a small-town poet, inherits $20 million from his uncle and wants to give it away to needy people. Petty moochers, greedy relatives, conniving lawyers and big executives, who all want a piece of the pie, attempt to have Deeds declared incompetent.
On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time.
Clark Griswold vows that his clan will enjoy the "most fun-filled family Christmas ever." However, his plans are a disaster waiting to happen as he installs 25,000 lights on the Griswold rooftop, a turkey explodes on the dining room table, his house is invaded by zany relatives, and a SWAT team lays siege outside.
A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal, to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan.
Betty never misses an episode of her favorite soap opera, "A reason to love." After a mind-altering run-in with two hit-men while watching an episode, Betty transforms into "Nurse Betty" and embarks on a mission to find her one true love, Dr. David Ravell.
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.
Stephanie Plum is a bright, attractive, confident woman whose entire life has just taken a sudden turn, in the totally wrong direction. Newly divorced and recently laid off, the only work she can scrape up is a dead-end job at her sleazy cousin's bail bond office. But when her first big assignment involves tracking down an on-the-lam ex-flame, this tough-as-nails lady bounty hunter will be redefining the meaning of hot pursuit.
Even though Carla has grown into a very capable young woman, her nervous mother still has a major meltdown when Carla and her new boyfriend set out to experience all of life's great adventures, they're also out to prove that Carla has earned her independence.
A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth.
Oldschool grandparents Artie and Diane get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter's overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. By playing by his own rules, which include sugary snacks, old fashioned games, and tough love, Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible - bringing the family closer together.
Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like other doctors. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh-- even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story.
When a star soccer coach is murdered and his priceless Pink Panther diamond stolen, France is in an uproar. Fortunately, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is on the case. He doesn't have a clue, but for Clouseau that is just a minor detail. With his partner, Gilbert Ponton, he goes from one misadventure to the next, leaving mayhem in his wake, from the boulevards of Paris to the streets of New York. Will he be able to seduce the pop diva, Xania? Will he push Chief Inspector Dreyfus over the edge? Will he catch the killer and recover the diamond? With Inspector Clouseau, anything is possible.
An uptight businessman faces disaster after disaster as he tries to get back home in time for his family's Thanksgiving dinner, and along the way is joined by an insane traveling salesman that will not leave him alone.
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
A beautiful young woman from Mississippi arrives in Harlem with a chest full of stolen gold. Everybody wants a piece of the action, including a mobster, a con man, and a collection of crooks. But all a virginal accountant wants is the love of the beautiful young woman!
An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have, nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter.
It's vacation time for Det. Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more a little more excitement. Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy in Hong Kong. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot between a L.A. crime boss and a Triad leader. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of a sexy customs agent.
When a Chinese criminal mastermind flees to Paris, there's only one culture-clashed, crime fighting duo for the job. Ready to raise cane in the city of lights, Chief Inspector Lee and Detective Carter get themselves caught in an explosive battle between French police, the Triad gang, an angry cabbie and two gorgeous femmes fatales. But, Lee and Carter manage to uncover the secret at the heart of the Triad syndicate.
Scott is distressed to learn that his ex-wife and her husband have informed his son, Charlie, that there is no Santa Claus. While a sullen Charlie visits his dad on Christmas Eve, a noise on the roof brings them outside. It turns out that there is a Santa after all, and Scott has just accidentally killed him. Because of "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the job of Santa. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elf Bernard. Charlie's stepdad becomes concerned about Scott's and forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his elves consider him the best ever. But Santa's world is turned upside down when his son gets on the naughty list, and if Scott doesn't marry soon, he'll stop being Santa forever.
With another Christmas season fast approaching, Santa Claus/Scott Calvin is feeling even more pressure. Mrs. Claus is expecting a little Claus. She is also longing for the company of some "tall people." So Scott agrees to let her parents visit as long as they believe that they're really in Canada rather than at the North Pole. Further complicating matters is a visit by Scott's ex-wife, her husband, and their daughter, Lucy. A member of the Council of Legendary Figures, Jack Frost is a very bad boy. He is supremely jealous of the figures who have their own holidays, especially Santa. So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa. The resulting chaos has Scott rewinding 12 years and juggling a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost, who is scheming to take over the 'big guy's' holiday.
When his band votes him out due to his embarrasing musical antics, Dewey has to make the rent somehow. After intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned, Dewey finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. Dewey decides to take on the music program and makes it his goal to teach them the gospel of rock and roll. His ulterior motive is to get them to compete against his former band for a cash prize.
One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg) can't believe his life. His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality.
In this comedy a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent. While there she turns the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire. The sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity.
Setting: Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, Idaho, 1976. "Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd on his reservation.... Victor and Thomas embark on a trip to Phoenix to retrieve the ashes of Victor's father. Victor is angry at his father for leaving his family and angry with himself for the grudge that he carries. Through the help of Thomas and his father's final friend Suzy, Victor is able to find resolution and peace.
Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her twelve-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a desire for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper, named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine, race track, strip club, and a dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
Harold Crick - IRS auditor, milquetoast, and poster child for obsessive-compulsive disorder - wakes one morning to hear a woman's voice in his bathroom, narrating his life as he is living it, subsequently announcing his imminent death. This is a big problem, since Harold has a burning crush on Ana, his latest audit case. Searching for the source of the voice, he turns to literary theory-spewing professor Jules Hilburt, who eventually discovers that talented but troubled novelist Karen Eiffel is writing Harold--he is the central character of her new novel, "Death and Taxes." The question is: will Harold's story end as a comedy, or a tragedy?
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter.
Professor Charlie Thurber loves to teach but can't stand all the expected publishing and politicking that goes along with the position. So when his opportunity for tenure is announced, he goes out on a limb to prove his worth, but unexpectedly finds himself falling for the very person who might replace him. It's a battle of the brains where the stakes are high and only one person can get an 'A' for effort.
Nick Naylor is a sexy, smart and charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who will fight to protect American's right to smoke. At the same time he is trying to maintain the idea of a perfect role model for his 12-year-old son. When Nick incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test.
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide.
The Three Amigos, a silent screen comedy act, arrive in a remote Mexican hamlet for what they think is a lucrative personal appearance, only to discover that they are expected to save the village from a terrorizing gang of bandits.
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."
A rollicking, inventive adaptation of the notoriously unfilmable 18th century British comic novel The life and opinions of Tristam Shandy, gentleman, written by Laurence Sterne. Shandy's warped tales reveal far more than any conventional autobiography.
Jimmy Tong is an ordinary cabbie-turned-chauffeur who slips on a 2 billion dollar, super-spy suit and inadvertently becomes a dashing secret agent. Fit for trouble, this deluxe tux unwittingly thrusts Jimmy and his dazzling partner into a dangerous world of international espionage.
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who flies all over the world on business. Just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, and meeting the frequent traveler woman of his dreams, his company grounds him. When Bingham goes on his last cross country firing expedition, he will learn that life isn't about the journey, but about the connections made along the way.
Tom goes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him as he begins to learn the difference between the life one lives and the life one chooses.
While fourteen year old Duncan is being dragged on a family trip with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend, he finds a gregarious friend at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he'll never forget.
Mike Flaherty is "a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high school wrestling coach... When Mike... comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a champion wrestler, Mike's luck turns around in spectacular fashion. But his win-win situation soon becomes more complicated than he ever imagined when the boy's family affairs come into play.
In this hilarious excursion into the battle of the sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other.
Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another.
During a single weekend, college professor Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet and a failing marriage are just a few of the crises piling up.
A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, in which Wilder returns to the old country to clear his family name. He finds his late grandfather's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. With Igor, his hunchbacked assistant, and the curvaceous Inga, Dr. Frankenstein creates a monster who only wants to be loved.