People, Dec. 22, 1980

Put John Belushi on a mountaintop, roll the cameras, and what will result: (a) Animal House on a Hill, (b) The Blues Brothers Camp Out or (c) Samurai Height Fever? Answer: none of the above. In Continental Divide, Belushi climbs into what he calls his first "realistic acting role," one that is "less of a cartoon than any I've done before." It takes him 14,000 ft. up in Colorado's Sangre de Cristo mountains, where he portrays a Mike Royko-like Chicago reporter who has raked so much local muck that his editors have decided to...

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