Three rescue pilots (Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, and Yul Brynner) are dispatched to the North China Sea when a terrible accident involving a Japanese ship leaves survivors stranded in the dangerous waters. Each airman takes to the skies, however, with serious emotional baggage threatening to end their mission in catastrophic failure. Engaging U.S.-Japanese co-production co-stars Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.