Around 10 years ago I was traveling to another city in a bus that was playing a movie. I did not see the start of the movie so I do not know its title. It was briefly about thieves disguised as clowns robbing a bank.

They had a genius plan to trick the police and didn't use violence.

I did not see the end because I had to leave the bus since I arrived my destination. I wonder if anyone has any idea about what this movie could be. I really want to know what happened at the end.

The movie was probably from the 90's, in color. I do not know if they were speaking English or not, since it was dubbed in Turkish.

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    "It was a genius movie." Tell us why.
    – Dannie
    Mar 13, 2017 at 9:38
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    Sounds like the beginning of The Dark Knight. Mar 13, 2017 at 20:16
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    @HannoverFist - you mean apart from the high levels of violence and lack of tricking the police?
    – Tim
    Mar 13, 2017 at 20:45
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    youtube.com/watch?v=Yqvbv-SB4bg The Dark Knight?
    – sol acyon
    Mar 13, 2017 at 20:49
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    @renakre - that's what I used to think until I saw another ID question today about a kid and his robot friend going to the stars to fight in wars. Mar 13, 2017 at 20:55

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Sounds awfully like 'Quick Change' (1990), a comedy about 3 friends who rob a bank dressed like clowns and have to escape from the bank and New York City. The film stars and is co - directed by Bill Murray, which could be a bit of a deal - breaker if you cannot recall seeing him in the film.

Both 'Hold Up' & 'Quick Change' are cinematic adaptions of Jay Cronley's graphic novel 'Quick Change' but the first is in French.

'Quick Change' - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100449/

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  • Only one robber is dressed as a clown in Quick Change.
    – Kevin Troy
    Mar 13, 2017 at 17:52
  • I realise that, didn't want to get too specific about the plot ;-) Mar 13, 2017 at 18:23

The description reminded me of Point Break.

The bank robbers weren't technically disguised as clowns, but they were wearing masks of past presidents, and the masks were rather clownish-looking. Despite the guns, they did try to avoid violence in their robberies; they only took money from the cash drawers, and tried to be in-and-out in just a couple minutes. Point Break was released in 1991.

Does the image below fit with what you remember?

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  • thanks for the answer! I have checked the trailer, but %100 sure not this one.
    – renakre
    Mar 14, 2017 at 10:10

It's probably 'Inside Man' (2006). Except they weren't disguised as clowns. But they definitely used no violence and had a really tricky plan.

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  • Thanks for the answer, I have seen this movie. Not this one :)
    – renakre
    Mar 13, 2017 at 16:07
  • Your efforts are well appreciated. Please note that most responders to this type of question also include a link to the write-up for the movie and/or a clip illustrating the written rationale you gave. I hope you are enjoying it here.
    – John
    Mar 13, 2017 at 17:04
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    "Except they weren't disguised as clowns." Considering the question specifically mentioned the movie had clowns, this answer seems ... lacking.
    – user428517
    Mar 13, 2017 at 17:20
  • I do remember that they were masked (and that was a major point in their plan). I didn't realize that they were'n disguised as clowns until I actually found the movie description (on wikipedia).
    – aragaer
    Mar 13, 2017 at 18:43
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    and it depends on your view of 'violence' as it relates to Inside Man. Holding people hostage and forcing them to disrobe would count as violence - certainly to the victims
    – NKCampbell
    Mar 13, 2017 at 21:49

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