A world-renowned Australian pilot (first to span the Pacific) disappears in a storm. When he is rescued thirteen days later, he is accused of a massive hoax that killed two search pilots, and he is called into a government inquiry to defend his honor and career and to prove what really happened. (Based on "The Coffee Royal Scandal," a historical feature article written by myself, for Air&Space/Smithsonian Magazine.)
When a naive underdog janitor accidentally injures a local gang leader, the gang goes after him and the woman he adores -- and darn it, he's got to fix it.
When a timid apartment concierge bonds with a fiery elderly resident who challenges her to conquer her fear of public speaking, she learns to speak up in her own life.