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Continental Divide (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  18 September 1981 (USA)
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A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.

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Ernie Souchak
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Nell Porter
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Howard McDermott (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Sylvia
Tony Ganios ...
Max Bernbaum
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Yablonowitz
Liam Russell ...
Deke Lewis
Everett Smith ...
Fiddle
Bill Henderson ...
Train Conductor
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Hellinger
Eddie Schwartz ...
Jimmy
Harold Holmes ...
Mr. Feeney
Elizabeth Young ...
Mrs. Feeney
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Plesko
Frankie Hill ...
Agatha
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Storyline

Ernie Souchak (John Belushi), a tough Chicago reporter, gets a little too close to the Mob, and is assaulted by two crooked police officers sent by a crooked councilman, and ends up in the hospital. To take the heat off of him, his editor sends him to Colorado to investigate an eagle researcher ('Blair Brown'). Sparring partners at first, the pair eventually fall in love, but Souchak must return to Chicago when one of his sources is mysteriously killed. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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When they met they heard bells. And that was just round one.

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Comedy | Romance

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18 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Amerikai románc  »

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Trivia

Halliwell's described this film as "an old fashioned comedy, a cross between Bringing Up Baby (1938) and Woman of the Year (1942). See more »

Goofs

When the apartment blows up the headline on Souchak's column is "Room Wanted - Quiet Tenant," while later, when Nell is looking through Ernie's Rolodex of saved columns the headline is "Apartment Wanted - Quiet Tenant." See more »

Quotes

Ernie Souchak: But why ornithology?
Nell Porter: I like the uniform.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, after some mountain shots, there's a sequence of a selection of some of the black-and-white photos of Ernie and/or Nell that Souchak had on his desk. See more »

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Theme from Continental Divide (Never Say Goodbye)
Music by Michael Small
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Helen Reddy
Available on MCA Records
Record Produced by Joel Diamond
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Fantastic Movie
17 July 2002 | by (Redmond, Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie is the REASON I moved to Washington State, even though it was filmed in Montana. When Nell showed Ernie "church" and the panorama of the mountains was shown, I literally had tears running down my cheeks. I was in an Atlanta movie theater. It is then that I made up my mind to come west. I've never looked back. It is all due to this movie. It is, without a doubt, my favorite movie of all time. I just wish Mr. Belushi were still with us. At least Blair is. I'd like to see much more of her in movies. Blair Brown is VERY, VERY underrated. She was wonderful in this film and the film itself should have gotten way more recognition. Just look at the difficulties the cameramen must have encountered for those climbing and coming down the mountain in the snow shots.

One person wrote that a bear entered the cabin. It was NOT a bear, but rather a mountain lion. The only bears in the movie were encountered when Ernie Souchak was climbing up the mountain with the guide, going to Nell's place. See--I do know it by heart.

Hats off to Continental Divide!!!


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