Moscow On The Hudson

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Paul Mazursky
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

Oh, I almost forgot! Pickled mushrooms.

It would make me happy

to be a grandmother, Vladimir.

Look at those black people. What a mess.

Beautiful people and great musicians.

Do you know Duke Ellington?

There's a great tune: Take the 'A' Train.

Now we'll be arrested for sure.

Before we marry, you should join the Party.

It would help us get a good apartment.

You know I'm not a joiner.

It's a bit humiliating,

always borrowing Anatoly's place.

That's what friends are for.

Get away, you snoop.

I am going to report you to the police.

- May I kiss your lamb chops, beautiful?

- Okay, mister.

I have something for you.

You certainly know

how to get to a girl's heart.

It's for your soft, rosy bottom,

not your heart.

Will you miss me in America?


You know, I am jealous of you.


I wish I could see America.

Yes, I am lucky.

I'd like to see it with my own eyes...

... the decadence...

... the crime, the poverty...

The inflation.

You know what I would like from America?

Blue jeans, my darling.


Sergio Valente...

And anything from Calvin Klein.

Too much vodka.

Hush, my Don Juan, hush.

There are whores in Gorky Park

who have carved my name on trees.

Horseshit! You smiling bastards.

Good morning, Grandfather.

Good morning, Vladimir.

Next they'll tell us

the crops are good this year.

The agricultural news

is excellent this morning.

Lies, tell us more lies.

You shouldn't talk that way, Father.

You have no respect for position.

Let them come and arrest me.

Let them take me away like Leonid,

the neighbor's boy.

Leonid is stupid.

He sympathized with the Afghans.

Trotsky was right.

They have dumped shit on the revolution

from head to toe.

You'll land us all in prison.

They're not looking for you.

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Paul Mazursky

Irwin Lawrence "Paul" Mazursky (April 25, 1930 – June 30, 2014) was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Known for his dramatic comedies that often dealt with modern social issues, he was nominated for five Academy Awards: three times for Best Original Screenplay, once for Best Adapted Screenplay, and once for Best Picture for An Unmarried Woman (1978). Other films written and directed by Mazursky include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Blume in Love (1973), Harry and Tonto (1974), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). more…

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