Continental Divide is a 1981 American romantic comedy, starring John Belushi and Blair Brown. It was directed by Michael Aptedfrom an original screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Bernie Brillstein. Brown was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.
An attempt was made during the promotional phase of the film's release to sell Belushi and Brown as "the new Hepburn and Tracy", calling to mind the gutsy creative chemistry and double-act performances of those yesteryear actors. This impression was not successfully carried off and Belushi's death less than six months after the film's release ensured that potential would never be.
This was the first film from Spielberg's production company Amblin Entertainment.