In post-WW2 Europe, when the dictator of a small police state dies during surgery, the operating surgeon, who’s a visiting American doctor, is held captive in order to preserve the terrible state secret.
US merchant sailor Alex Walker is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple – aging but likable shit Phillip Mills and young sexy, frustated wife Missy. The three develop a curiously inter-dependent relationship. Meanwhile, Police Captain Diaz and Detective Ortega are closing in and the plot circle is closed at Tapachula rail station amidst a stack of mistakes and wrong decisions.
A new teacher arrives at a school and begins to suspect his predecessor was murdered by the pupils, though his suspicions are written off as paranoia. He sets out to prevent the same fate from befalling him.
A diplomat and his wife arrive in London, and are soon involved in a series of confusing and sometimes frightening events that have no apparent explanation.
Neil, the chief engineer of a radio station, is kidnapped by a gangster after he accidentally jams the police radio signals.
A brilliant chemist’s plans to revolutionise the paint industry are put on hold when he is accused of theft.
Henry Adler lives in Ontario by himself, regularly visits his gruff and critical father, and works in a bank; he’s also an actor. He finds new purpose in life when he’s cast as a cop in a realistic TV show. He gets into the part, borrowing the uniform from wardrobe, and walking around the city streets. Soon he’s talking to bank customers as if he’s a cop; this gets him in trouble with his boss, but Henry doesn’t care. He falls for one of the actresses, Charlie, and they practice together. Henry’s quirks and his intensity creep her out, though, and she breaks off all contact. He’s desolate. Things come to a head when one of LA’s finest mistakes Henry for a real cop.
During a fight to protect a woman, former RAF aviator Matt Denant accidentally kills a detective. Sentenced to three years in prison, Denant is not able to accept the injustice of which he is a victim and decides to escape. Thus begins an authentic hunt against the aviator throughout the county. Chased by the police and by the locals, Denant only has the help of a parish priest and a young woman who communes with his ideas of freedom.