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Released 1989

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Director:
Larry Peerce
Released:
1989
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Wired is the 1989 biography of actor and comedian John Belushi. Directed by Larry Peerce and based off of the book Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi, the film follows Belushi (Michael Chiklis) after his death from a drug overdose in 1982. Belushi wakes up in the morgue just as he is about to undergo an autopsy. He panics and jumps in a cab driven by Angel Velasquez (Ray Sharkey). Angel drives Belushi through most of his significant life events, including his friendship with Dan Akroyd (Gary Groomes), the romance with his wife Judith (Lucinda Jenney), and his downfall due to the drug habit. Both the film and the source material were criticized by those close to Belushi, claiming inaccuracies and illogical liberties taken by the film's producers. When the film was released theatrically it was both a critical and financial failure, and has not yet been released on home video.
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    Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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    80s, Biography