One of a series of six "Big Man" episodes. Jack Clementi, reading the newspaper, learns that there is an imitation of the precious Etruscan goldsmith’s masterpiece ‘The laughing girl’. The article says that the piece belongs to the Houston Museum to which the deceased Texan billionaire and collector Jim Carlson donated it. But Jack knows that the precious statuette belongs to the feudal lords of Roccaferro who have kept it for two hundred years in the castles museum, with an insurance guaranty from Lloyd’s for 800,000 sterling pounds. Clementi starts the investigation and discovers that the prince of Roccaferro is full of debts . .
Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority".
In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos.
In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen).