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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) is about the sexual revolution.

Harry And Tonto (1974) is a light comedy that follows the adventures of an old man (and his cat) on the cross-country trip of his life.

Reluctant 70-year old Harry, who lives with his cat Tonto in a Manhattan apartment, is (physically) forced to move out by the police because the building has to be demolished. His son's family takes him in, but the old man needs some privacy, so they dispatch him to his daughter in Chicago. Harry can't board the plane because the airport police wants to X-ray his car's case. So he takes a bus, but then he has to get off the bus because his cat needs to pee. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Harry buys a very old car. He meets a teenager runaway who is hitchhiking and she talks him into visiting his first love. The two drive in the countryside until they find the now old woman in a old-age house. She doesn't recognize him, but they dance together. Then Harry and the girl reach Harry's daughter, but Harry is unhappy even with her, so the two take off again, and Harry's crazy nephew joins them. Haflway to California, Harry decides to let the two go alone. Harry continues by hitchhiking (an old medicine man, a prostitute) until he reaches Las Vegas. He meets an old friend who is lonely and broke. And ends his trip on the beach playing with a child in the sand. The protagonist of An Unmarried Woman (1978) is a housewife who needs to rebuild her life after her husband leaves her for another woman.

Tempest (1982)

Moscow On The Hudson (1984) Robin Williams e`un esule russo, che rievoca gli ultimi momenti a Mosca. Sassofonista nell'orchestra del circo, che sta per andare in tournee`a New York, vive gli stenti del periodo comunista, quando la gente deve stare in coda sotto la neve per delle ore anche per della semplice carta igienica e deve sottostare alle angherie dei burocrati di regime. Cinico e fatalista, Williams accetta la sua umile esistenza, pago dell'affetto familiare, dell'amico clown e della procace amante. A New York l'amico clown gli confida di aver deciso di disertare durante il suo numero, ma il tentativo fallisce miseramente. L'ultima mezz'ora tutto il circo la passa in un grande magazzino, a comprare i beni che a Mosca sono rari. Li`Williams conosce la commessa italiana Maria Conchita Alonso e, protetto da un nero della security, decide improvvisamente di disertare, vanamente inseguito e supplicato dai due agenti del KGB.
Il nero se lo prende in casa, la ragazza italiana se ne innamora. Piano piano Williams si inserisce nella societa`americana. L'entusiasmo per la liberta' e il benessere di quella societa`e`mitigato dalle difficolta`di trovare un lavoro e dalla nostalgia per la famiglia. Persa la ragazza, troppo ambiziosa per sposare un immigrato senza lavoro fisso, e l'amico nero, che se ne torna in Alabama, Williams si sfoga suonando il sassofono, da solo in camera o ai giardini pubblici. Scopre poco alla volta gli aspetti negativi della societa`americana, dalla solitudine al crimine.
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