A mathematician enlists his friends to pull off a scam, buying soup to earn points towards a free car. Pursuing him on his subsequent road trip around the country is a corporate lawyer determined to catch him out with a loophole in the promotion.
A timid religious man who edits movies for TV and airplane viewing becomes increasingly detached from his overly sanitised life, breaking ties with his family, friends and wife to go on a bender with some bikers he meets at a bar.
A group of 12 year olds, their school shut, start an epic snowball war against their teachers who have made their lives hell over the year. Their fiercest opposition comes from the principal’s son, similarly aged but an unpopular teacher’s pet.
A detective installs himself as a crew member on a cruise ship following several passengers’ disappearances out at sea. Hearing rumours of suicide, murder, kidnapping and a wider conspiracy he has to separate fact from fiction before the ship reaches its destination and all 4,000 passengers are gone.
George Washington is cloned from some DNA found on his dentures and is duly elected President, courting controversy and assassination attempts when he proposes marijuana legalisation, abolition of the death penalty, and protection of abortion.
Gutenberg finally clears his debt and establishes a printing shop, only to be intimidated by the authorities seeing it as subversive. Meanwhile a group of underground religious radicals threaten him with a gruesome death unless they can use his invention to distribute their propaganda.
When a group of British teenagers ditch their teachers on a trip to New York and splash out on a night of drugs and booze, they inadvertently make enemies of mobsters who become determined to track them down and kill them.
On her 60th birthday a woman who has spent her life regretting not pursuing her acting dream sets out on a bus journey across the south of England, encountering many local eccentrics and finally coming of age along the way.