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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  1. Paul Mazursky

    Director, Writer

  2. Leon Capetanos


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Vladimir Ivanoff

  2. María Conchita Alonso

    María Conchita Alonso

    Lucia Lombardo

  3. Cleavant Derricks

    Cleavant Derricks

    Lionel Witherspoon

  4. Alejandro Rey

    Alejandro Rey

    Orlando Ramirez

  5. Savely Kramarov

    Savely Kramarov

    Boris, KGB agent

  6. Elya Baskin

    Elya Baskin

    Anatoly Cherkasov

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue $25,100,000.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • June 4, 1984
    R, Theatrical



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