Guarding Tess (1994)
Quirky comedy starring Shirley MacLaine as cantankerous former First Lady Tess Carlisle, whose eccentricities cause all sorts of problems for the man in charge of guarding her, by-the-book Secret Service agent Doug Chesnic (Nicolas Cage). The agent is looking forward to a new assignment after his three-year stint, but Tess’ stubbornness and a kidnapping attempt keep him on the job. With Austin Pendleton, Edward Albert, James Rebhorn, Richard Griffiths; directed by Hugh Wilson. 96 min. C/Rtg: PG-13
It Could Happen To You (1994)
Zesty, based-on-a-true-story romantic comedy stars Nicolas Cage as Charlie Lang, an amiable New York City cop who doesn't have the cash to leave luckless waitress Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda) a tip, so he shares a lottery ticket with her. When the ticket hits for a multi-million-dollar jackpot, Charlie makes good on his pact, against selfish wife Muriel’s (Rosie Perez) wishes. With Wendell Pierce, Stanley Tucci, Isaac Hayes, Seymour Cassel. 101 min. C/Rtg: PG
Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.