A mob boss kidnaps the hero’s girlfriend and holds her captive in a back room of the nightclub he (the mobster) owns.
We know the hero will come through and save his girl, but before he does, before the big showdown, the mob boss will make the hero wait in line to get into the club, pay the cover, and check his (the hero’s) coat.
“I don’t mind holding it,” says the hero.
“It’s club policy,” insists the bouncer/henchman.
Oh if only all the nightclubs in action movies played by the same rules…