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
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When they met they heard bells. And that was just round one.
Did You Know?
The film's title is a geographical term for a drainage divide on a continent. Also known as a divide or water divide, it is a topographical line that divides adjacent drainage catchment basins. In the Colorado mountains where this film is set, it is a dividing range which lies along high ridges and peaks. The specific divide seen in this movie is 'The Continental Divide of the Americas' which is also known as 'The Continental Gulf of Division' or 'The Great Divide'. This divide is the most distinguished one in the USA as is tracks a line of high peaks along the chief Rocky Mountains ranges at a much higher altitude than other of the American divides See more
Nell is chopping wood as Ernie approaches. As they begin to talk Nell piles wood in her cradled left arm. The next shot is closer and at a different angle. As this shot begins Nell has no wood and begins to pile it once again in her cradled left arm. See more
I've never seen such big balls - and I'm from Chicago.
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
Featured in The Celluloid Closet
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 See more