Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale portray 18-year-old American tourists who are jailed for smuggling heroin. We are left uncertain whether Danes’ or Beckinsale’s character is the one who actually packed the drugs, or whether the hustler who talked them into a side trip from Bangkok to Hong Kong just slipped it into their bags. One element which “connects” people to a film is self-sacrifice, the idea of someone sacrificing himself for another always has a certain fascination. That being true, it’s unfortunate that the highest expression of self-sacrifice ever known—that of Jesus—is not better understood.
High School senior Luke Harris dreams of just one thing… pro surfing. With his best friend Casey at his side, they have two goals: surf and party! But Luke’s Mom and especially Dad have other ideas: pick a college and grow up!. Luke is forced to take a hard look at his life and with the help of beautiful “church-girl” Emily and his Youth Pastor (Danny Smith), he learns that there’s much more to life than riding waves