Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House
An anthology of short films based on Kurt Vonnegut's collection of short stories, "Welcome to the Monkey House." In "All the King's Horses," an American ambassador is forced to play a deadly game of "human chess" with a manaical guerrilla leader; in "The Euphio Question," an astronomer's invention picks up a signal from a distant star that produces perfect happiness; and in "Next Door," a young boy's first evening alone turns into a nightmare when his next door neighbors' argument yields unexpected results.
In "Fortitude," a rich woman bored with life asks a doctor to end her life.
"More Stately Mansions" is about the astonishing reaction of a woman obsessed with interior decorating to her husband's inheritance.
In "Epicac," a man tries to win the affections of a woman with the aid of his computer, but the machine becomes his rival for her love.
In "The Foster Portfolio," a second-rate investment counselor thinks a prospective client is a loser, until a closer inspection of his holdings reveals he has a small fortune.