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
For John Belushi, every night was Saturday Night.
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claimed that it took the producers three years to cast the role of John Belushi. Then aged 25, Chiklis heard about auditions for the part when he was weeks away from picking up his theatre arts degree at Boston University: "I rushed down to try out... In the first 24 hours, I was called back 57 times to see different people. It was the first movie I ever read for. I was called back three times at first, then six to eight months would go by and I'd be called again, asked to perform two to three times, then nothing for maybe 10 months. I'd just about given up hope, then I'd get another call for more auditions." See more
John, there's a light within you. I want you burn it out. BURN IT OUT! BURN IT OUT! In Vietnam, monks set themselves on fire. Artoll. Artoll said that actors should perform like they are on fire. Signaling through the flames... THAT'S our job as comedians! To burn brightly and stand as a symbol. I will not give in to this consensous reality! Cut the demons loose, John! Let 'em loose! That's were your characters come from. Comedy is aggression. You think that's an empty phrase? Run out and kill ...
You Are So Beautiful
Written by Dennis Wilson
, Bruce Fisher
and Billy Preston See more