THE AMBULANCE has a diabolical premise--an evil man kidnaps people to perform bizarre, lethal medical experiments--but it's meant to be a light-hearted action picture.
Josh (Eric Roberts) tries to pick up Cheryl (Janine Turner) as she walks down Fifth Avenue, but Cheryl collapses and is taken away in an old ambulance. Josh searches through New York hospitals, but can't find her, because she's in the hands of a demented doctor (Eric Braeden). Josh goes to the
cops, who don't believe him at first. Doing his own detective work, Josh discovers a number of other mysterious abductions involving the ambulance. He hooks up with Elias (Red Buttons), a cranky newspaper ...