ESCAPE TO ATHENA
A ragtag group of prisoners -- Italian chef Bruno (Sonny Bono), British archeology professor Blake (David Niven), American soldier Nat (Richard Roundtree) and Greek prostitute Eleana (Claudia Cardinale) -- befriend each other in a Greek POW camp run by Otto Hecht (Roger Moore), an art-loving Nazi officer. With the help of local resistance fighters, the inmates plot to escape and steal valuable artifacts from a heavily guarded monastery that's used as a storehouse.
Though only in his 20s, professional boxer Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) is on the downswing of his career and suffering from a mild form of brain damage. Resettling in the beachfront resort of Asbury Park, N.J., he falls in with shady promoter Wesley Pendergrass (Christopher Walken) and meets kindhearted boardwalk operator Ruby (Debra Feuer). When Wesley proposes cutting Johnny in on a criminal undertaking, Johnny must choose between a life of crime and a settled future with Ruby.
Veteran Eddie (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is on the verge of a breakdown. Depressed and grappling with a difficult loss, he travels to a desert town on his motorcycle, where he intends to drink himself into a stupor. However, when three brothers steal his motorcycle and try to kill him, his need for vengeance is awakened. With the help of his friends Jubal (Pat Morita) and Johnny Six Toes (Danny Trejo), Eddie dabbles in gang warfare in a bid to regain his motorcycle and his desire to live.
NICK OF TIME
Gene Watson (Johnny Depp) arrives at an L.A. train station with his young daughter, Lynn (Courtney Chase), and is confronted by mysterious Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) and Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia). They hand him a gun, order him to kill the state governor within 75 minutes and threaten to murder his child if he doesn't comply. Smith accompanies Watson to a hotel where the governor is to speak, while Jones holds the girl. As Watson considers his options, the hour to act draws ever nearer.
Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson) is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes on one of his victim's sons, Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent), as his apprentice. Arthur puts him through a rigorous training period and brings him on several hits. As Steven improves, Arthur worries that he'll discover who killed his father.
After serving time in prison for taking the fall for a group of his friends, Leo just wants to get his life back on track. So he goes to the one place he thinks will be safe -- home. There he takes a new job with his highly connected and influential uncle. But in the yards, where his uncle now pulls the strings, safe is not how they do business. Unwittingly, he's drawn into a world of sabotage, high stakes payoffs and even murder.
When straight-arrow agent Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) assumes command of a special FBI task force, he becomes entangled in a web of covert operations. All the clues in Clayton's investigation point to Samir Horn (Don Cheadle), a former Special Ops soldier who now aids terrorists. But as Clayton digs deeper and contradictory evidence begins to emerge, he begins to question Horn's motives.
Fast-talking diamond dealer Kyle Miller (Nicolas Cage) and his wife, Sarah (Nicole Kidman), live the good life in a beautiful home surrounded by thick woods. Their dream life turns into a nightmare when violent thieves, led by Elias (Ben Mendelsohn), invade their home disguised as police officers. With Kyle and Sarah now frightened captives, Kyle knows he must use every negotiating trick in his book, for once Elias and his men get what they want, the Millers will likely be killed.
WHEN SATURDAY COMES
Jimmy (Sean Bean) aspires to be a pro soccer player, but as a heavy drinker with a go-nowhere job in a local brewery, his dream of making the team for Sheffield United seems an unlikely one. However, after starting a relationship with the pretty Annie (Emily Lloyd) and catching the eye of recruiter Ken (Pete Postlethwaite) during an amateur game, the future is suddenly looking brighter for Jimmy. Unfortunately, to make it into the big leagues, he'll first have to win his bout with the bottle.