Moscow on the Hudson

Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

Vladimir Ivanoff walks into a department store to buy blue jeans, walks out with a girl friend, an immigration lawyer and a buddy. His life and theirs will never be the same again.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1984-04-06
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 198 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: Pусский
  • Production Company: Bavaria Film
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Paul Mazursky
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From 198 Ratings


A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian immigrant from behind the perfume counter. We follow his life as he works his way through the American dream and tries to find work as a musician.

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  • Robin Williams

    as Vladimir Ivanoff
  • María Conchita Alonso

    as Lucia Lombardo
  • Cleavant Derricks

    as Lionel Witherspoon
  • Alejandro Rey

    as Orlando Ramirez
  • Savely Kramarov

    as Boris, KGB agent
  • Elya Baskin

    as Anatoly Cherkasov
  • Oleg Rudnik

    as Yuri
  • Aleksandr Benyaminov

    as Vladimir's Grandfather
  • Lyudmila Kramarevskaya

    as Vladimir's Mother
  • Ivo Vrzal-Wiegand

    as Vladimir's Father
  • Natalya Ivanova

    as Sasha
  • Tiger Haynes

    as Lionel's Grandfather
  • Eyde Byrde

    as Lionel's Mother
  • Robert MacBeth

    as Lionel's Stepfather
  • Donna Ingram-Young

    as Leanne Witherspoon
  • Olga Talyn

    as Svetlana
  • Aleksandr Narodetsky

    as Leonid
  • Pierre Orcel

    as Young French Man
  • Stephanie Cotsirilos

    as Veronica Cohen
  • Frederick Strother

    as Bill
  • Anthony Cortino

    as Male Clerk
  • Betsy Mazursky

    as Bloomingdale's Manager
  • Kaity Tong

    as Kaity Tong
  • Royce Rich

    as Bloomingdale's Cop
  • Christopher Wynkoop

    as Agent Ross, FBI
  • Lyman Ward

    as Agent Williams, Justice Dept.
  • Joe Lynn

    as Mean Man on Subway
  • Joy Todd

    as Blanche
  • Paul Mazursky

    as Dave
  • Thomas Ikeda

    as Korean Cab Driver
  • Barbara Montgomery

    as Mrs. Marlowe
  • Adalberto Santiago

    as Latin Band Leader
  • Sam Moses

    as Dr. Reddy
  • Yakov Smirnoff

    as Lev
  • Sam Stoneburner

    as Panama Hat
  • Michael Greene

    as Texan
  • Rosetta LeNoire

    as The Judge (as Rosetta Le Noire)
  • Sal Carollo

  • Dana Lorge

    as Wanda
Directing Paul Mazursky Director
Writing Leon Capetanos Writer
Writing Paul Mazursky Writer
Production Paul Mazursky Producer
Editing Richard Halsey Editor
Production Geoffrey Taylor Associate Producer
Art Pato Guzman Production Design
Production Joy Todd Casting
Production Pato Guzman Co-Producer
Camera Donald McAlpine Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Albert Wolsky Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Linda Wayne Costume Design
Sound David McHugh Original Music Composer
Production Kate Guinzburg Production Coordinator