Involved in events on one Saturday night: an armed robber; a guilt-ridden, middle-aged couple; and a high-school acquaintance of Jim's who has blossomed into a beauty. John Savage, Gig Young. Charley Paxton: William Windom. Kanzler: Alan Young. Ellen: Debralee Scott. Phyllis: Salome Jens. Ben: Richard Mulligan. Danny: Grant Goodeve. Paul Schlitz: Lew Brown. Pell: Bert Remsen. Connie: Stephanie Burchfield.
Jim's former Yale classmate struggles to adjust to a secret personal problem. John Savage, Gig Young. John: Edward Albert. Harriet: Hope Lange. Mildred: Sharon Farrell. Dr. Malloy: Biff McGuire. Yostie: M. Emmet Walsh. Smith: Tom Simcox. Diane: Susanne Reed. Ivy: Nora Heflin.
Ray (Gig Young) rekindles a romance with a woman now engaged to a judge presiding over a mine-safety hearing. Andrea: Joan Collins. Walter: Dan O'Herlihy. Jim: John Savage. Pell: Bert Remsen. Kathleen: Diana Scarwid. Dr. Malloy: Biff McGuire. Banigan: Jack Aranson. Lefty: Frank Campanella. Senator Styler: Russell Arms. Sally: Laura Lacey.
City officials thwart efforts to get to the bottom of a mysterious explosion. Jim Malloy: Brad Savage. Charles Kinsworth: Walter Pidgeon. Whitehead: Gig Young. Emily Kinsworth: Jane Wyatt. Banigan: Jack Aranson. Dr. Malloy: Biff McGuire. Chief Edmundson: Kenneth Tobey. Mrs. Malloy: Peggy McCay. Giordano: Frank Campanella. Guard: Roy Jenson. Nerdlinger: Arnold Soboloff.
As townspeople await word on miners trapped in an explosion, Whitehead (Gig Young) and Malloy (John Savage) scavenge for indication of negligence, and a radio personality (Bob Crane) milks the disaster for pathos. Farley: Ed Nelson. Miriam: Kate Woodville. Carole: Tovah Feldshuh. Steve: Ed Harris. Dr. Malloy: Biff McGuire. Bancroft: Addison Powell. Wingfield: Charles Cyphers. Ed Nicklaus: Biff Elliot. Emma: Lesley Woods.
A has-been fighter (Robert Forster) is helped by a wartime buddy, a cop who supplements his income illegally. Gig Young, John Savage. Chapman: Simon Oakland. Pell: Bert Remsen. Jenny: Barbara Parkins. Dr. Malloy: Biff McGuire. Alice Chapman: Maureen McCormick. Mrs. Malloy: Peggy McCay. Jelly Bean: Rozelle Gayle. Sport: Tony Burton.