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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Angel Velasquez
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Cathy Smith
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Arnie Fromson
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Lou Connors
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Detective
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Doctor Robbins
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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

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


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belushi - Wired  »

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$1,089,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The film depicts John Landis punching a coked-out John Belushi in the face during the filming of The Blues Brothers (1980). This event, recounted directly from the opening of Bob Woodward's book, was dismissed by Landis as "not true" See more »

Quotes

Arnie Fromson: You can't do this. You can't abuse yourself.
John Belushi: LOOK, I don't pay you to be my best friend. I don't ask you what you do after six o'clock, DON'T ASK ME! NOBODY TELLS ME WHAT TO DO!
Arnie Fromson: You can't tell me what to do with you either. I'm not talking about business now, John. I'm talking about your life.
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Referenced in Psych: The Break-Up (2014) See more »

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I'm a King Bee
Written by James Moore (aka Slim Harpo)
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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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