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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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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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James Belushi went to producer Edward S. Feldman's office and trashed his desk in protest of this film. Feldman was not in his office at the time but Belushi told Feldman's secretary "Tell him I was here". 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Shock Treatment (2014) See more »

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Still Looking for a Way to Say Goodbye
Written by Jack Tempchin and Lisa Angelle
Performed by Richie Havens
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indescribably bad
13 March 2002 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

Here is a movie that is utterly without redeeming qualities.

I was a Belushi fan, but I never shared the opinion that Woodward's book was a hatchet job...on the contrary, I though it was a pretty good piece of journalism.

This movie, however, is not at all faithful to the book. There is a bunch of "ghost of Christmas past" kind of stuff with the ghost of Belushi riding through his past with a Latino cab driver who identifies himself as Belushi's 'guardian angel'...where did this come from?

It's certainly not in the book.

Everyone involved seems embarrassed to be part of this mess, and so they should!

On a scale of 1 to 10 I give "Wired" a MINUS 20...utter and complete garbage...the final insult to a great performer.


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