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


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,089,000 (USA)
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According to Michael Chiklis, during a chance meeting with James Belushi, he apologized to Belushi for causing pain to the Belushi family. The two men hugged and agreed to put it behind them. See more »

Quotes

Bob Woodward: Why didn't you go home, John? Why did you kill yourself?
John Belushi: Vietnam, man!
Bob Woodward: You never served.
John Belushi: Society fucked me over, like Lenny Bruce!
Bob Woodward: Lenny Bruce? John, you were a living legend! Your friend Dan Ayrkoyd called you "America's guest". Come on, what was the real reason?
John Belushi: I have no idea!
Bob Woodward: What was it? Why did you do it?
John Belushi: BECAUSE I NEEDED IT! BECAUSE IT'S MINE!
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Cara De Payaso
Portugese Lyrics and Music by H. Barbosa and L. Reis
Spanish Lyrics by B. Molar
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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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