A mercenary's wife was killed while he was on a mission. Now he has given up that life to help those who feel that their lives might be endanger. Currently, he is protecting a woman whose boyfriend's not only a mobster but a wacko, who goes beserk whenever he sees her with another man. One day, while working with a male friend, he kills him, so now she has to turn to this mysterious stranger to protect her.
Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician.
A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.