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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.


Larry Peerce


Bob Woodward (book), Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Chiklis ... John Belushi
Ray Sharkey ... Angel Velasquez
J.T. Walsh ... Bob Woodward
Patti D'Arbanville ... Cathy Smith
Lucinda Jenney ... Judy Belushi
Alex Rocco ... Arnie Fromson
Gary Groomes ... Dan Aykroyd
Jere Burns ... Lou Connors
Clyde Kusatsu ... Coroner Thomas Noguchi
Tom Bower ... Detective
Earl Billings ... Detective
Dakin Matthews ... Washington Post Editor
J.C. Quinn ... Comedy Coach
Steve Vinovich ... Studio Executive
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Doctor Robbins


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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The laughs and times of John Belushi. See more »


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Despite what is portrayed in wire, the belushi cafateria scene in Animal House with belushi piling food on his tray...was improvised and not "directed' by rhe director, john Landis. See more »


John Belushi: [surprised] Who are you anyway?
Angel Velasquez: I'm your guardian angel.
John Belushi: My guardian angel? Well you sure fucked up...
Angel Velasquez: Yeah, well look, man. Nobody's perfect, you know? You gotta start somewhere.
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References Old Boyfriends (1979) See more »


You Are So Beautiful
Written by Dennis Wilson, Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston
Performed by Michael Chiklis
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This Movie Sucks!
6 May 2000 | by omar-23See all my reviews

If you're a John Belushi fan, just rent Animal House or Continental Divide. This movie is poorly acted, it has nothing to do with John Belushi's life, and they got the guy who played the Commish to play Belushi? It didn't mention a damn good thing about Belushi's life. It probably exagerated a lot of aspects of his drug use, and who does Bob Woodward think he is to make a movie like this. Not only does it make Belushi look bad, but it just sucks. The budget was low, the script was probably slapped together in a week, and that's about all the slamming of this movie I have to do for right now. I give it an F+.

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Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

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Fort Bragg, California, USA See more »


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$681,054, 27 August 1989

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