Los Angeles vice cops Michael Keneely (Elliott Gould), tall and hunched, and Patrick Farrell (Robert Blake), short and resentful, tidy up the streets from the drug dealers, prostitutes and petty thugs without fuss -- or much real interest. Goaded by the brash conceit of mobster chief Carl Rizzo (Allen Garfield), the eclectic partners go after him, earning not only his wrath but that of the their department superiors, who would rather that Keneely and Farrell stick to going after petty criminals.
The CIA reactivates agent Sam Boyd (Gene Hackman) to conduct a secret exchange of prisoners in post-wall Berlin. While Boyd escorts his former KGB adversary, Pyotr Grushenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov), to the rendezvous, the unlikely duo is tipped off that they are being set up. When the aging former cold warriors realize they are in over their heads, they enlist the help of beautiful Natasha Grimaud (Geraldine Danon) to help them evade the forces bent on sacrificing them.
Best friends Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) and Alex Cutter (John Heard) are two middle-class guys living in an upper-class town. The Santa Barbara buddies get dragged into a murder mystery when Richard accidentally spots a man ditching a body into a trash can. Alex, an embittered Vietnam veteran who lost an eye and leg in the war, thinks what Richard saw is worth something, especially when it comes out that the potential murderer is a wealthy and powerful man in the community.
DEATH RIDES A HORSE
Having witnessed the brutal murder of his entire family by bandits at the age of 5, Bill Meceita (John Phillip Law) has spent 15 years planning his vengeance. Finding a kindred spirit in Ryan (Lee Van Cleef), an experienced gunslinger seeking his own revenge on those who framed him, the two team up to find and kill Walcott (Luigi Pistilli), a fearsome bandit on the loose. But Bill soon discovers that Ryan may know more about his tragic past than he has let on.
Years ago, police detective Jack Murphy (Charles Bronson) put murderer Joan Freeman (Carrie Snodgress) behind bars. But, when Freeman is released, she wreaks havoc upon Murphy's life. Freeman kills his ex-wife and other police officers, framing Murphy for her crimes. After he's arrested, the police handcuff Murphy to a thief, Arabella McGee (Kathleen Wilhoite). Still attached to Arabella, Murphy breaks out of jail, and the duo work together to find the real killer.
NO MAN'S LAND
Young police officer Benjy Taylor (D.B. Sweeney) is assigned a case that has him working undercover to insinuate himself into the good graces of an auto-theft ring. To his surprise, he becomes friends with the head car thief, Ted Varrick (Charlie Sheen). Worse, he also falls for Ted's seductive sister, Ann (Lara Harris). Soon, Benjy begins to lose focus of the line that separates cop from crook, and starts stealing expensive automobiles alongside the criminals he was sent to monitor.
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).
Although working-class Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) lost his high-profile bout with the cocky world champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), his Cinderella story has caught the national sports media's attention, and he now has the opportunity to capitalize on his sudden fame. Meanwhile, Creed is still smarting from nearly losing to some palooka no one has ever heard of, and arrogantly prods his newfound nemesis into getting back into the ring.
Having become the world heavyweight champion, former working-class boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is rich and famous beyond his wildest dreams, which has made him lazy and overconfident. In a double whammy, he loses his trainer and father figure Mickey (Burgess Meredith) and then has his title stolen by the arrogant, menacing challenger Clubber Lang (Mr. T). Turning to his former adversary, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), for help, Rocky struggles to get his old fire back.
After reclaiming the boxing championship title, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire). However, during an exhibition match, Rocky's friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking Russian newcomer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rocky vows payback against Drago and flies to Russia to train for a Christmas Day fight. Despite their different training methods, Rocky and Drago both wage a long and intense match.
Recently retired boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) falls on hard times after his accountant mismanages his finances. He stages a comeback of sorts by mentoring fiery young boxer Tommy (Tommy Morrison), while also trying to mend his shaky relationship with his own son, Robert (Sage Stallone). These challenges prove to be at least as tough as any fight Rocky has faced in the ring. He wonders if he will be able to meet them and raise his arms in victory again.
THE MAN FROM UTAH
One day, John Weston (John Wayne) helps stop a bank robbery. George Higgins (George Hayes), the town's grateful marshal, asks Weston for his help in solving another crime. It seems someone at a touring rodeo show is killing the top riders before they can take home the trophy -- and the prize money. Weston agrees to investigate and works his way into the show, which is run by the shady Spike Barton (Edward Peil). As Weston gets closer to the truth, he finds himself in even greater danger.
THE STAR PACKER
Loner U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne) foils the hold-up of a stagecoach, rescuing young woman Anita Matlock (Verna Hillie) from the clutches of the crooks and helping her back to town. But there, the sheriff is gunned down by bandits, so Travers starts investigating and connects the murder to a gang, led by an unidentified bandit known as the Shadow, who's been running the town ragged for some time. Travers then makes it his mission to restore order to the town and bring down the Shadow.
THE THREE STOOGES GO AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAZE
Phileas Fogg III (Jay Sheffield), a descendant of the famed explorer, attempts to travel the world in 80 days, a journey that may be tricky with the troublemaking trio of Moe (Moe Howard), Larry (Larry Fine) and Curly-Joe (Joe DeRita) on hand as his assistants. Since Fogg's wager with his peers dictates that no money may be brought along, the adventurer and the Stooges must find odd jobs to finance the trip as they go, making for plenty of strange and silly situations.
THE TRAIL BEYOND
Fresh out of college, American Rod Drew (John Wayne) is asked to assist in the search for missing people in Canada. Accompanied by Wabi (Noah Beery Jr.), his friend from school, Drew travels north, but quickly gets into a confrontation with a gang of French Canadian outlaws. When the bandits abduct the young Felice Newsome (Verna Hillie), it becomes apparent they're responsible for the other disappearances as well. Luckily, Drew and Wabi are there, determined to find and free the captives.
After losing yet another job, George (Weird Al Yankovic) wonders if there is any career that can handle his outrageous personality. When George's uncle (Stanley Brock) hands him the deed to a local TV station, George creates a series of television shows based on social satire and hyperactive humor, with the help of his best friend, Bob (David Bowe). However, a rival station's bitter CEO (Kevin McCarthy) tries to destroy George's wacky programming, forcing him to fight back.
VALDEZ IS COMING
When rancher Frank Tanner (Jon Cypher) hoodwinks local lawman Bob Valdez (Burt Lancaster) into shooting an innocent man, Valdez is remorseful and tries to take up a collection for the widow. Tanner won't hear of it, however, and punishes Valdez by driving him into the desert with a cross strapped to his back. Valdez is freed by one of Tanner's henchmen (Richard Jordan) and, after convalescing, begins waging a one-man war against Tanner, picking off his men with his trusty Sharps rifle.