While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark.
In this farcical spoof of 1930s gangster movies, a crime boss, Oscar (Sylvester Stallone in a rare comic turn) does his best to reform. Unfortunately, to do so, he must overcome a variety of personal and professional obstacles.
An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a one-dollar bet over heredity vs. environment. Curious as to what might happen if different lifestyles were reversed, they arrange for impoverished street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) to be placed in the lap of luxury and trained for a cushy career in commodities brokerage.
John Landis tries to replicate the quirky gory horror/sick-comedy "vein" he mined in An American Werewolf in London in Innocent Blood. Anne Parillaud plays Marie, a lonely vampire trapped in Pittsburgh and looking for some fresh blood. When a local gang war breaks out, Marie sees it as the perfect cover for her blood feasts.