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
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 »
Hey, that's Arnie! That's my manager, Arnie Fromson! And he's with Woodward... Bob fucking Woodward! I can't believe it! I've always wanted to meet that guy! Hey, Arnie! Arnie! Hey, Arnie! Arnie! What's Arnie talking to Bob Woodward? I can't believe it, Bob Woodward! I used to do that guy!
And now he's doing you.
What do you mean?
He's gonna be your biographer.
My biographer? Bob Woodward? I'll go down in history!
Yeah! He's gonna do for your what he did for Nixon.
He's gonna call...
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A bad movie made out of a small paragraphed obituary
Before I watched this movie, this is what I knew of John
He was a comic who got a gig on Saturday Night Live, was great friends with
Dan Ayckroyd (who was on the show with him), they did "The Blues Brothers"
on the show and in a movie (and he did other movies as well), he was married
and he died from dope. Oh, and Bob Woodward wrote a bio on
That's exactly ALL this movie tells.
So, save yourself a few bucks at the video shop and RENT SOMETHING
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