A master criminal, the Boss, wants to crack the safe in the Gorgonzola Bank. The film opens with a planning session.
THE BOSS: All right, you lugs, listen up. As you can see on this diagram, the safe is in a lead-walled room, surrounded by a moat, surrounded by an electric fence, surrounded by a pit of crocodiles, surrounded by laser cannons, surrounded by a troupe of deadly circus mimes.
Suddenly, the Boss and his lugs are standing before the safe.
LUG: But Boss, how did we--?
THE BOSS: There is no time, I have to figure out this combination. There is no time, there is no time, there is no time --
LUG: Boss, what are you doing?
THE BOSS: I'm applying the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis to alter my perception. There is no time, there is no time, there is no time --
Suddenly, the Boss finds himself at a fancy party, in the presence of Lon Gorgonzola, the banker.
GORGONZOLA: Even after all these years, I'm still amazed that you could just walk in there, spin the combination, and get it right on your first try. 7-7-7-4, just like that. How did you guess?
The Boss is back with his lugs before the safe.
THE BOSS: 7-7-7-4. And walla! The safe is opened!
LUG: What?!? How?!?
THE BOSS: It's amazing what language can do for you.
LUG: That's ridiculous!
THE BOSS: I don't perceive it as ridiculous. I perceive it as big-budget science fiction.