Hua Mulan, the heroine, is a young maiden who lives with her elderly father during the Northern Wei dynasty. When China is invaded by nomads, her father is called into service by the Emperor. In a scene of filial piety, Mulan dons her father’s old armor and takes his place in the army.
Henry Fonda plays a worn-out trucker named. Anxious to make one last big haul before retiring, he loses his 18-wheeler to the repo men. He steals it back, then further thumbs his nose at the law by hauling a group of prostitutes across the border as a favor to his old flame.
A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette’s syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to try to get it together.
With money from her former admirer, Dora furthers the political career of her new lover, a journalist. As in other films in which the Asta character crosses love (woman’s world) and politics (man’s), she loses the love of both men, whose allegiance is to the political.