An animated bike named Ike explains the safety hazards of bikes, chanting "I like bikes" as he moves through various settings, then following live-action bike riders. One falls over in the street and is nearly hit by Lisa's parents. Ike then narrates Lisa's interest in bikes through to her teenage years when she gets a car to see if she can be attentive now that she's not using hers as much.
Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields).
Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some discipline.
A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives.