A British secret agent sent to America to rescue a nobleman comes up against an evil genius who is replacing people in important positions with clones who will do his bidding.
Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every free moment together organizing complex and terrible jokes to all the people they meet, or just wandering around Tuscany. One of these crazy trips ends up in the hospital run by military-like Professor Sassaroli. Melandri falls in love with his wife, and steals her from the husband, much to the delight of Sassaroli himself. The relationship won’t last but the Professor becomes the fifth member of the team of friends, and jokes get even more complicated and powerful.
Anna lives in Barcelona where she works as a tour guide, but longs to perform her monologue on tour with Another Stage, a gay and lesbian theater company in San Francisco. When she meets Montserrat, a Jewish seismic engineer who was educated in the States, adventures and misadventures befall them in this comedic lesbian love story.
Harry Flowers is routinely humiliated both at home and at work (the German offices of an American credit card company). Fed up, he hires prostitute Corinne to help him gain revenge on his quirky wife Sarah and her father/his boss, the overbearing Mr. Elliott — all while enriching himself financially.
In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.
Two accident-prone plumbers go to fix the plumbing at a home for retired gentle-folk on the coldest day of the year in Finland. Everything that can go wrong for these plumbers goes wrong.
Margo is an ex-stripper who meets her long, lost father in Mexico. She looks after him in the waning days of his life, with the help of a traveling projectionist. The father passes away, telling of the loot from a botched bank robbery that he buried years earlier. The two get jobs in town as their relationship grows and they search for the treasure on the weekends. But while the treasure seems to bring them together, it also seems to be tearing them apart.
Successful advertising executive Julius Armburstdiscovers his wife, Paula, is cheating on him with a hunky blond named Stefan. Believing that the best way to earn back Paula’s affection is to be more like unorthodox Stefan, Julius endeavors to transform himself into a nonconformist artist. Comic mishaps ensue when Julius, in his zeal to adopt a Bohemian lifestyle, moves in with the guileless Stefan.