Three American servicemen are returning home from World War Two. They hitch a ride in the same B-17 bomber that will take them all back to their Middle American home town of Boone City. The three men are Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), Al Stephenson (Fredric March) and Homer Parrish (Harold Russell). The three men represent the three different services (Army, Navy and Air Force), with Fred an Air Force officer and bombardier, Al an army sergeant and Homer a sailor. The men all have the same general problems with returning to civilian life, as well as their own specific problems relating to their individual circumstances.
In The Internecine Project, James Coburn plays Professor Robert Elliott, a Harvard economist and author about to be appointed as the US President's economic advisor. The shady business/spy network to which he belongs has spent years manoeuvring him into this position. There’s just something he needs to sort out first – four people who all know too much about his past activities.