8MM: Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is a surveillance expert on the rise. After the completion of an assignment for a U.S. Senator, Welles is summoned to the house of a recently deceased captain of industry. His widow, in settling his estate, has discovered an 8MM film in her late husband's private safe. The silent short depicts the apparent murder of a young woman by a large, masked figure, what is known as a "snuff" film. Greatly disturbed by the film's contents, the widow hires Wells to find the identity of the woman and determine if she is still alive. Welles finds the girl's identity, follows her trail and meets an adult bookstore clerk Max California (Joaquin Phoenix). As the two begin their descent into the world of underground pornography, the detective grows more and more distant from his family, as if he cannot shake the taint of the world in which he now walks. Tom and Max eventually meet pornographers Dino Velvet (Peter Stormare) and Eddie Poole (James Gandolfini). By this time the detective finds he can no longer walk out of the inferno.
ADAPTATION: A wildly unpredictable comedy about a writer who, out of sheer desperation, decides to insert himself into the screenplay he's struggling to adapt. It's a great idea, until reality and fiction begin to overlap in the most unexpected ways.
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU: Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a neighbourhood cop with a heart of gold and a money hungry wife Muriel (Rosie Perez) who is always looking for a way to cash in. When she asks Charlie to buy a lottery ticket, he agrees, then impulsively promises half the winnings to a waitress, Yvonne (Bridget Fonda). When their numbers hit, the real fun begins, as Muriel learns to live large while Charlie and Yvonne learn to love again.
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED: Peggy Sue Bodell (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie (Nicolas Cage). She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such as getting pregnant by Charlie in high school. When she faints at the reunion, she awakens in 1960. Given the chance to relive her life, she changes many things. However, some choices are more complicated, as she begins to see young Charlie's charm and true feelings.
THE WICKER MAN: When police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) arrives at a secluded island to investigate the disappearance of a local girl, he soon discovers the residents are hiding a terrifying secret...a secret so shocking that it will shake his beliefs to the very core and bring him face-to-face with the horror of The Wicker Man.