Moscow on the Hudson

Moscow on the Hudson is a sweet, beautifully performed picture that unfortunately wanders around several patriotic themes.

With:
Robin Williams Maria Conchita Alonso Cleavant Derricks Alejandro Rey Savely Kramarov Elya Baskin

Moscow on the Hudson is a sweet, beautifully performed picture that unfortunately wanders around several patriotic themes.

Directed by Paul Mazursky with his usual unusual touches, Moscow would be in a lot of trouble without a superbly sensitive portrayal by Robin Williams of a gentle Russian circus musician who makes a sudden decision to defect while visiting the US.

As Mazursky sees it, Williams thus becomes one more in a flood of immigrants who still are coming to this country and discovering virtues that those already here many times forget. Of course, they also encounter the faults, as well.

The entire film is full of performers working way beyond the material. Cleavant Derricks is especially good. Maria Conchita Alonso is also spirited as Williams’ Italian girlfriend.

Moscow on the Hudson

Production: Columbia. Director Paul Mazursky; Producer Paul Mazursky; Screenplay Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos; Camera Donald McAlpine; Editor Richard Halsey; Music David McHugh; Art Director Pato Guzman

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 115 MIN.

With: Robin Williams Maria Conchita Alonso Cleavant Derricks Alejandro Rey Savely Kramarov Elya Baskin

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