In 1836 General Santa Anna and the Mexican army is sweeping across Texas. To be able to stop him, General Sam Houston needs time to get his main force into shape. To buy that time he orders Colonel William Travis to defend a small mission on the Mexicans' route at all costs. Travis' small troop is swelled by groups accompanying Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, but as the situation becomes ever more desperate Travis makes it clear there will be no shame if they leave while they can.
A modern-day version of the gospels, opening with John the Baptist calling a disparate group of young New Yorkers from their workaday lives to follow and learn from Jesus. They form a roving acting troupe that enacts the parables through song and dance, comedy, and mime. Jesus' ministry ends with a last supper, his Crucifixion in a junkyard, and, the following morning, his body being carried aloft by his apostles back into the world of the living on the streets of New York.
An original musical film, Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by
Alphie and Bibi, two sweet, naive youths from Moose Jaw, Canada, have come to America to compete in the 1994 Worldvision Song Festival. Although the pair have talent, they are beaten out by the underhanded tactics of the festival favorites, another duo with the backing of BIM: Boogalow International Music, and its leader, Mr. Boogalow. Though crestfallen by their loss, Bibi and Alphie are soon delighted to hear the Mr. Boogalow has taken an interest in their music and wants to sign them to his label. All is looking up for the two until they begin to discover the dark underside of the rock and roll world.
In 1874, when Wyatt Earp accedes to the pleas of Wichita, Kansas town-leaders such as Banker McCoy, Mayor Hope and Newspaper Editor Whiteside to accept the job of law-enforcement officer of Wichita, he immediately jails the trail-crew of Clint Wallace's Big W Ranch for tearing up the town following a cattle drive from Texas. McCoy and town merchants believe Earp has gone too far, but he refuses to relax his strict rules of law enforcement and McCoy turns against him. "Doc" Black, a saloon owner, plots to have Earp killed. The latter, with the help of his two brothers, Jim and Morgan, and a local newspaper reporter, "Bat" Masterson. McCoy's daughter, Laurie, also sides with the lawman. Wyatt orders Balck out of town, but Black returns with two of Wallace's toughest gunmen, Gyp and Hal Clements, and a deadly gun-battle begins.