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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An early example of filmmakers putting "1138" in their films as an in-joke with George Lucas, referring to his first film THX-1138. The number can be seen on a taxi (with the camera lingering on the car a bit longer than necessary) as John Belushi leaves the train station in Chicago. See more »
When Souchak runs outside of the hotel to get a cab to Union Station, you can clearly see the lighting electrical cables running along the curb. See more »
The air was thin. She was average cute. She was the only girl up there. The air was thin!
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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 »
I thought this movie was hysterical! I've always been a big fan of John Belushi, but was more accustomed to seeing him playing over the top characters; i.e. Saturday Night Live, Animal House, Blues Brothers, ect... To see him tone all that crazy stuff he normally did for laughs down, yet still be just as funny shows just how truly talented John Belushi was.
I particularly liked the scenes where you hear him narrate his journal entries, and when Nell comes to Chicago and he's giving her tips for surviving on his turf.
It's too bad that John was lost so soon. Maybe he would've done alot more movies like this one.
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