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Wired (1989)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Belushi
... Angel Velasquez
... Bob Woodward
... Cathy Smith
... Judy Belushi
... Arnie Fromson
... Dan Aykroyd
... Lou Connors
... Coroner Thomas Noguchi
... Detective
... Detective
... Washington Post Editor
... Comedy Coach
... Studio Executive
Matthew Faison ... 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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R | See all certifications »
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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belushi - Wired  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$681,054, 27 August 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,089,000
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1.85 : 1
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The producers received a letter from an attorney representing Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, John Landis, Bernie Brillstein, Michael Ovitz and Lorne Michaels. The attorney warned the producers not to depict his clients in the film or he would file a lawsuit for invasion of privacy on their behalf. Ovitz also called producer Edward S. Feldman and tried to discourage him from making the film. See more »

Quotes

John Belushi: 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!
Angel Velasquez: And now he's doing you.
John Belushi: What do you mean?
Angel Velasquez: He's gonna be your biographer.
John Belushi: My biographer? Bob Woodward? I'll go down in history!
Angel Velasquez: Yeah! He's gonna do for your what he did for Nixon.
[pause]
John Belushi: Nixon?
Angel Velasquez: He's gonna call...
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References Continental Divide (1981) See more »

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I'm a King Bee
Written by James Moore (aka Slim Harpo)
Performed by Michael Chiklis
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A bad movie made out of a small paragraphed obituary
2 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Before I watched this movie, this is what I knew of John Belushi:

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 him.

That's exactly ALL this movie tells.

And HORRIBLY!!!

So, save yourself a few bucks at the video shop and RENT SOMETHING ELSE!!


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