Based on Bob Woodward's book about John Belushi, WIRED is the movie Hollywood supposedly didn't want the world to see. These fears proved needless, since WIRED did a nosedive at the box office, despite its provocative tale of drug abuse among the rich and famous. WIRED begins after
Belushi's death, then brings the comic (Michael Chiklis) back to life to be escorted through key scenes in his past by Angel (Ray Sharkey), a Puerto Rican cab driver. Besides some tender moments between Belushi and his wife (Lucinda Jenney) or Dan Aykroyd (Gary Groomes), the mood is strictly sour:
Belushi's "Saturday Night Live" days are tension-ridden, a live performance by Belushi and ...