A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.
Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in a robbery. Things really screw up as not only two men are shot, but also an ancient indian spear is stolen and Buster is wounded. Hank Storm, a young indian, is now after the spear and Buster is after his criminal 'comrades'. Both of them are outsiders in their way, but now they have the same target.
During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.
This movie is about a bartender, Stella, who becomes pregnant out-of-wedlock in 1969. The father, an up-and-coming doctor, proposes to her out of obligation. She refuses, and decides to raise her daughter on her own, despite financial difficulties and judgement from her community. Her best friend, played by John Goodman, tries to help but has too much of a drinking problem. The daughter, Jenny, has a good relationship with both her mom and dad. When the teen years hit, though, she becomes very unhappy.Beautiful score, artful cinematography, great set design (contrast between the two lifestyles; the messy apt. and the decorated mansions), wonderful and heartfelt performances by the whole cast, with Bette Midler, in particular, Oscar-worthy.