Moscow on the Hudson

TitleMoscow on the Hudson
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsMazursky, Paul
Running Time115 minutes
Date Released1984
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, russian

A Russian circus musician defects to the United States in this Cold War comedy. While in a New York Bloomingdale's, Vladimir Ivanoff flees from his handlers. A black security guard protects him and brings Ivanoff to his Harlem home. Despite setbacks, Ivanoff embraces America. 


Robin Williams

María Conchita Alonso

Cleavant Derricks

Alejandro Rey

Savely Kramarov

Oleg Rudnik

Elya Baskin

Yakov Smirnoff 


Produced by Paul Mazursky

Directed by Paul Mazursky

Written by Paul Mazursky and Leon Capetanos

Music by David McHugh

Cinematography by Donald M. McAlpine

Edited by Richard Halsey


Comedy, Drama, Romance

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