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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

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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The laughs and times of John Belushi. See more »


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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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Trivia

Bob Woodward, who wrote the book on which this film is based, served as an uncredited technical advisor. See more »

Quotes

[Judy kisses John all over his face as he lies buried up to his neck in sand]
John Belushi: The lips! You forgot the lips! Kiss these lips! Please, I'll even marry you!
Judy Belushi: What did you say?
John Belushi: I don't know, I never said that before.
Judy Belushi: Do you mean it?
John Belushi: Why don't you come closer and I'll show you...
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Connections

Spoofs The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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Two Thousand Pound Bee
Written by Mel Taylor and Don Wilson
Performed by The Ventures
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There's a short, somewhere...
10 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

It's like a deeply unsettling version of Scrooged, based upon the life of a real person. I can understand why his friends and family were outraged, however, to an interested bystander it emerges as an oddly fascinating - albeit imperfect - movie.

It's character assassination, which doesn't in itself mean this is a bad movie, just a distasteful one. I thought it was a really good film. Perhaps one that should never have been made, but maybe that's why it's so powerful.

Every film has an agenda, so this one is no different... but just because it stays fixated on one angle doesn't mean that there's no insight at all to be gained from it.


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