Steve McQueen fights his own private battle as a volatile "war lover" in this gripping story based on a novel by John Hersey. Stationed in England during World War II, Buzz Rickson (McQueen) is the bravest Air Force pilot in his squadron and the most reckless. His maniacal quest for thrills takes him to the brink of destruction during the B-17 bombing raids on Germany. But while Buzz's daredevil heroics win the grudging respect of his crew, his rebellious attitude alienates everyone, except his co-pilot, Ed Bolland (Robert Wagner). Ultimately, Buzz destroys even this relationship by pursuing Ed's girlfriend, Daphne (Shirley Anne Field). Featuring spectacular aerial footage, The War Lover is one of the most explosive adventures you'll ever see!