Mayan shaman Hunbatz Men addresses a crowd of pilgrims from around the world in this historic event organized to usher in a new era of knowledge that fulfills a Mayan prophecy and marks the end of a 520-year period known as "hell time." Joining the Mayan Council for a ceremony reactivating the sacred sites at Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Palenque are author and teacher Drunvalo Melchizedek, astrologer Barbara Hand Clow and three Tibetan lamas.
Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president.
Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him.
In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game.