PG | | Comedy, Romance
A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.
The picture features landscape environment as a key setting which has been the trademark of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan written and directed pictures Silverado (1985), Wyatt Earp (1994), Darling Companion (2012), and Grand Canyon (1991), with Kasdan also writing the screenplays for Continental Divide (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
What do you mean, almost killed?
Deke Lewis: Well, you know when you stop breathing and walking , seeing things? That kind of almost killed.
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)