|Bruce Willis||Captain Sharp|
|Edward Norton||Scout Master Ward|
|Bill Murray||Mr. Bishop|
|Frances McDormand||Mrs. Bishop|
|Tilda Swinton||Social Services|
|Larry Pine||Mr. Billingsley|
|Eric Anderson||Secretary McIntire|
The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.