Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, as well as two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night.
When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues.
Antoine Doinel is having a love affair with the vinyl seller Colette Tazzi. After five years of troubled marriage (with several separations), Antoine and Christine Doinel have a private audience with the judge and conclude an amicable divorce process. His former sweetheart and presently lawyer, Colette Tazzi, sees Antoine leaving the court. She goes to a bookstore to buy his autobiographical novel that was published a couple of years ago. When Antoine goes with Alphonse to the train station he sees Colette on another train, and he jumps from the platform to the train and travels with her. They recall their adolescent love and disclose their sentimental relationships; but when Colette tells how she raises money for her self-support, Antoine is disappointed and seeks out Sabine.
This is clearly lesser Tennessee Williams, and must be seen to be believed. Lynn Redgrave's character and James Coburn's character get married on a TV show (despite the fact that they barely know each other) and return to his family's derelict plantation. The only other occupant is his half-brother (Hooks).
Steven Fitzgerald, a newpaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun and a beautiful young woman while traveling in Ireland. When he returns to his fiance and her wealthy father's political campaign in New York, he finds that the leprechaun and the young woman are now in New York as well. Steven is torn between the wealth he might enjoy in New York or returning to his roots in Ireland.