4.4/10
688
30 user 15 critic

Wired (1989)

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.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Cathy Smith
...
...
...
...
Lou Connors
...
Coroner Thomas Noguchi
...
Detective
...
Detective
...
Washington Post Editor
...
...
Studio Executive
Matthew Faison ...
Doctor Robbins
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For John Belushi, every night was Saturday Night. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belushi - Wired  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$681,054 (USA) (27 August 1989)

Gross:

$1,089,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Chiklis was chosen over 200 other candidates for the role of John Belushi. Chiklis first auditioned in 1985 and was finally cast in 1988 after numerous rounds of auditions. This was the first film Chiklis auditioned for. 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...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: The Break-Up (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Turn You Loose
Written by Otis Redding
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
There's a short, somewhere...
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.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page