PG | | Comedy, Romance
A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.
The name of Nell Porter (Blair Brown)'s favorite eagle was Bruno. The number of bald-headed eagles (aka bald eagles; Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the USA which the film's story said remained was two thousand. At the time that this film was made and released, ... ...
The air was thin. She was average cute. She was the only girl up there. The air was thin!
When Souchak rides the Empire Builder back to Wyoming with Nell, the train takes a route the Empire Builder never takes. In the movie, the train goes through Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and then on to Victor, Wyoming, where they get off. The real Empire Builder goes north from Chicago to Milwaukee and then Minneapolis before heading northwest and crossing North Dakota, Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border. It goes nowhere near Iowa or Wyoming.
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.
$3,218,347 (USA) (20 September 1981)
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