It's another routine day in New York City. A man wearing a clown suit and makeup walks into a bank, pulls a gun, and announces that a robbery is about to take place. (Actually, he has to fire his gun at the ceiling before anyone pays attention to him.) Grabbing several bags of cash, the
clown herds the customers and an elderly guard into the bank vault. When Police Chief Rotzinger (Jason Robards) and his men show up, the robber demands that a "monster" truck and a city bus be delivered to the bank before he will release any of the hostages. As Rotzinger begins to comply with the
clown's outrageous demands, three hostages are freed. What the police chief doesn't rea...