A teenager runs away from a foster home after being accused of stealing a bicycle. During a storm a leopard escapes from a wildlife park. The boy and the leopard shelter on a farm, and the boy is able to treat the animal for shotgun wounds. When the farmer returns from holiday, the boy gets a job at a local kennels, while the leopard escapes to a nearby army firing range where it is in great danger.
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Fed up with an escalating crime rate and an increasingly ineffective police force, blue-collar New Yorkers Willie and Cy join a citizen’s vigilante group. Their efforts to act as an auxiliary police force are comically inept, but director Ivan Passer lulls us into laughter only to catch us unprepared when he wants to play things in dead seriousness.
A young talentless artist plans to have an easy fling with a sexy model, but becomes obsessed with her when he finds out that she is unfaithful and coolly promiscuous. He borrows money from his rich mother to try and impress the girl, and make her marry him.
In this touching tale, an amiable retarded delivery boy from Brooklyn works to help support his mother. Meanwhile his older brother keeps him safe from local punks; this sometimes creates turmoil for him as he must maintain a strong exterior to mask his love. While delivering his groceries, the young man often fantasizes about being Superman and marrying the young woman who works in a neighboring bakery.
Ingenious thief Dan has just cheated a mobster out of some stock in order to use it as collateral on a loan — and now he has to save himself by replacing the stock with the money its worth. In order to do that, he figures out a complex scheme to steal some diamonds from a display case in a museum, use them to get an insurance sum, and put the real diamonds back before his fake substitutes are found. He co-opts a few people to help him on this plot, and the action begins.
A group of people inside an underground complex which possesses high tech computers which tracks world events consider all options as nuclear war is at hand, air supplies may last only eight days and Biblical prophesy unfolds.
Vince arranges to meet Chi Chi, who he is having an illicit affair with. But she is killed in an accident. Vince’s sister fails in a suicide attempt but dies by electrocution as fog descends on the town, after a storm in which Vince is killed.
Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to share his room. They do, chastely; when he awakens, she is gone, but he sees her at the sailing and gets a photo of her. When he returns home, he suspects that his wife Zoe has been sleeping with Simeon, the foundry owner. Horty goes to the bar, where his friends get him drunk and he starts telling an erotic fantasy of what happened with him and Marie, drawing a larger audience each night.