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Wired (1989)

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The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career, while journalist Bob Woodward researches Belushi's life as he prepares to write a book about the late comic actor.

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Arnie Fromson
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Doctor Robbins
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We open up on the evening of March 5, 1982, with the dead body of John Belushi being reeled into a morgue. Suddenly, he awakens as if nothing had happened to him, and is about to undergo an autopsy. Frightened and confused, John goes back to retrace his steps, and find out what went wrong with his life. Meanwhile, journalist Bob Woodward researches Belushi's life as he prepares to write a book about the late comic actor. The story climaxes with Woodward directly conversing with Belushi during the actor's dying moments. Written by Anonymous

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The laughs and times of John Belushi. See more »


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,089,000 (USA)
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Michael Chiklis' feature film debut. This is also his first Hollywood production; guest roles in Miami Vice (1984) and B.L. Stryker (1989) were filmed later but debuted earlier. See more »

Quotes

[Judy kisses John all over his face as he lies buried up to his neck in sand]
John Belushi: The lips! You forgot the lips! Kiss these lips! Please, I'll even marry you!
Judy Belushi: What did you say?
John Belushi: I don't know, I never said that before.
Judy Belushi: Do you mean it?
John Belushi: Why don't you come closer and I'll show you...
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References Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) See more »

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Ravins Theme
Written and Performed by Brian Francis Neary
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10 January 2011 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

It's like a deeply unsettling version of Scrooged, based upon the life of a real person. I can understand why his friends and family were outraged, however, to an interested bystander it emerges as an oddly fascinating - albeit imperfect - movie.

It's character assassination, which doesn't in itself mean this is a bad movie, just a distasteful one. I thought it was a really good film. Perhaps one that should never have been made, but maybe that's why it's so powerful.

Every film has an agenda, so this one is no different... but just because it stays fixated on one angle doesn't mean that there's no insight at all to be gained from it.


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