Remarkably, John Brennan is also a regular guy, with a regular life, with a regular job, but also he possessed an irregular sense of propriety towards those that he loved, governed by an impressive and overwhelming sense of honor.
Sue Claussen, a traveling salesman, who the socially impotent Mike takes a fancy to when she beds down for the night at the local Mom and Pop motel somewhere in small town, Arizona. Mike is smitten by "America's Sweetheart" posing as a corporate salesperson and he finally finds something worth attaining - but is he worthy?
As Harvey Shine, Hoffman brings to the stage a rumpled, humble, little man, who has been passed over at many points in his life, and is resolved to retain his dignity in his pursuit of an otherwise purposeful life.
The sadness associated with a terrible loss can be the undoing of some and the rebirth of others. In "Incendiary," the young mother may experience a bit of both in this morality play that endeavors to investigate the twin brothers of terrible human loss and the random, insane acts of Muslim terrorists under the command of Osama bin Laden.
After Jamal, played competently by younger actors, and brother, Salim, suffer the death of their young mother from an organized Muslim attack against the poor, defenseless Hindu's living in their slum. From that point on, the brothers are forced to live on their own, and by their wits, they are able to survive the cruel streets of Bombay.