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Wired (1989)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  25 August 1989 (USA)
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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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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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Belushi - Wired  »

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$1,089,000 (USA)
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Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi-Pisano, James Belushi and many other friends and relatives of John Belushi boycotted the film, because it made "John's life look bad". This ultimately ended with the film being a bomb in the box office. See more »

Quotes

Arnie Fromson: You can't do this. You can't abuse yourself.
John Belushi: LOOK, I don't pay you to be my best friend. I don't ask you what you do after six o'clock, DON'T ASK ME! NOBODY TELLS ME WHAT TO DO!
Arnie Fromson: You can't tell me what to do with you either. I'm not talking about business now, John. I'm talking about your life.
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References Continental Divide (1981) See more »

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Written by Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd
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A very artsy biography of the Late Great John Belushi
28 August 2002 | by (Evansville, IN) – See all my reviews

I am a huge Belushi fan and yes I would have liked to seen a more straight forward bio-pic. However, Belushi was not a straight forward guy he was a wild-man and this movie suits his comedic style. You never knew what you were going to get from John and this movie does a good job of capturing that late 70's early 80's craziness. Michael Chilklis is wonderful as Belushi, sometimes I even forgot that someone was playing John, he captured his Walk, Talk, Craziness, and Sincerety very well. The movie like John's life makes a huge anti-drug message. If anything John's life did change the way Hollywood dealt with addiction and aside from his comedic genius this is something I believe he will be remembered for.


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