Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Roger Hanover (Dom DeLuise) once enjoyed TV stardom as "Happy the Clown." Now, however, Roger is a has-been, reduced to private parties and store openings. Even so, he remains a hero in the eyes of his adoring son Roger Jr. (played, appropriately enough, by David DeLuise). To prove his true worth to his boy, Roger personally investigates the murder of his partner Bernie Nelson (Jack Gilford), thereby placing himself and his family in dire peril. Virtually a DeLuise family reunion, Happy also featured Dom's wife, comedienne Carol Arthur, and his other two sons, Michael and Peter. Made for television, the film debuted October 26, 1983.
criminal, killing, witness, fortune [wealth], life, murder, on-the-run, personality, television