In a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, citizens face what they think is their last night on Earth. Mayor Clark will take a chance on love. Neglected housewife Lorraine will break free from her husband. Demure schoolteacher Peg will become a warrior. The reverend will rediscover his faith. The scared sheriff will find his courage. And the reclusive war veteran will become a hero, as he convinces the town to fight the aliens.