8:00 PM, 29th May, 1999
Mr Sampson, a Country Party candidate, introduces his family to the electorate to show that he is not a "new Australian".
Ridiculous by today's standards, his wife, auntie, sons and daughters are all paraded past the camera, but sadly two of his sons were unable to appear because they "were too busy"!
8:05 PM, 29th May, 1999
Senator Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty) is at the end of his tether. His marriage is in trouble, he is in financial difficulty and has grown thoroughly cynical of the American political scene. He takes out $10 million of life insurance for the sake of his daughter, arranges a contract on his own life and flies back to his home state thinking that he has three days to live. His impending death fills him with a new sense of freedom to say the things that he wanted to say but couldn't because of political expedience. He tells a mostly black audience that they will never have a share of power in the establishment until they are prepared to spend the money to buy it. His chief-of-staff (Oliver Platt) is alarmed and tries to shut down his public appearance. Shortly afterwards Bulworth is insulting a group of movie moguls whose films, he says, are mostly "crap". At a breakfast for corporate sponsors he notes that his audience is exploiting the poor and raping the environment. Needless to say, Bulworth's popularity soars (though not with the rich and powerful) and he starts to have second thoughts about ending his life. Calling off the contract proves to be difficult and Bulworth is forced into hiding in South Central Los Angeles, where he discovers rapping. In the meantime he commences a relationship with Nina (Halle Berry), a black woman who admires his new political style. This satire is a rarity, a Hollywood film with a largely radical message.
9:45 PM, 29th May, 1999
Kyle (Jon Favreau) is about to marry Laura (Cameron Diaz). His buddies invite him to Las Vegas for a wild bachelor party that includes booze, drugs and a stripper. But during the party, one of them, Michael (Jeremy Piven), takes the girl into the bathroom and accidentally kills her while engaging in a sexual orgy. The boys have to decide between calling the police or burying the body. They are convinced by Boyd (Christian Slater) to do the latter. Unfortunately, an innocent bystander witnesses the body and is killed to cover-up the first accidental killing. This is just the beginning of many more bad things as the body count mounts with more accidental and/or intentional deaths. Meanwhile, without knowing what had happened in Las Vegas, Laura is determined to go ahead with her wedding plans, despite the fact that her fianc is acting a bit strangely. This comedy is very black indeed, prompting one American film critic to write: "If you think this movie is funny, that tells me something about you that I don't want to know". So try not to laugh.