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Larry Peerce (1989)

104min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
As if the pathetic death of comedian John Belushi wasn't tragic enough, this dreadful biopic purporting to tell the truth about his career and the drugged-out events leading up to his fatal heroin and cocaine overdose in LA's Chateau Marmont hotel in 1982 adds insult to injury. Michael Chiklis fails to convince as the doomed Blues Brother and, worse, isn't a good enough actor to give any insight into why Belushi was considered a comic genius. Told from the dead Belushi's point of view as he unzips his body bag and looks back at his past, this crude low-budget exploiter is one of the most grotesque character assassinations ever put on film.

Cast & Crew

John Belushi Michael Chiklis
Angel Velasquez Ray Sharkey
Bob Woodward J T Walsh
Cathy Smith Patti D'Arbanville
Judy Belushi Lucinda Jenney
Dan Aykroyd Gary Groomes
Arnie Fromson Alex Rocco
Director Larry Peerce
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing and drug abuse.Available on: video