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Continental Divide [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 5279209
  • Release Date: 04/01/2003
  • Rating: PG
Michael Apted directed and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay for this diverting romantic comedy -- a film that attempts to recapture the spirit of an old Spencer Tracy-Katherine Hepburn vehicle. A very subdued John Belushi plays a star columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times named Ernie Souchak (but loosely based on columnist Mike Royko) who uses his column as a direct line to report on the dirty dealings at Chicago City Hall. When his political reports on a local corrupt alderman get too hot, Ernie is sent to the Rocky Mountains to do a fluff piece on reclusive ornithologist Nell Porter (Blair Brown). Ernie arrives at her mountain hideaway, but Nell is hostile and orders him to leave. Ernie informs her that his guide won't return for a few weeks and she reluctantly permits him to stay. The two first learn to put up with each other and then their aversion slowly turns into love.
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    Continental Divide
    Michael Apted directed and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay for this diverting romantic comedy -- a film that attempts to recapture the spirit of an old Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn vehicle. A very subdued John Belushi plays a star columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times named Ernie Souchak (but loosely based on columnist Mike Royko), who uses his column as a direct line to report on the dirty dealings at Chicago City Hall. When his political reports on a local corrupt alderman get too hot, Ernie is sent to the Rocky Mountains to do a fluff piece on reclusive ornithologist Nell Porter (Blair Brown). Ernie arrives at her mountain hideaway, but Nell is hostile and orders him to leave. Ernie informs her that his guide won't return for a few weeks and she reluctantly permits him to stay. The two first learn to put up with each other and then their aversion slowly turns into love. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Belushi
      John Belushi - Souchak
    • Blair Brown
      Blair Brown - Nell
    • Allen Garfield
      Allen Garfield - Howard
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      Carlin Glynn - Sylvia
    • Tony Ganios
      Tony Ganios - Max Bernbaum



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      Great Movie with Belushi at his Finest

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      Bought this DVD version of this movie for my wife for Christmas. This has been a favorite of hers but we only had it in VHS format. The movie is great fun to watch with a young Blair Brown and John Belushi at his finest semi-regular guy role. The scenery is terrific too!

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