BELUSHI Documentary


One audition at the Second City theater in Chicago changed the life of John Belushi — and the world of comedy — forever.

In BELUSHI, noted documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler captures the spirit of an American cultural icon in a portrait as enchanting as its subject. While simultaneously working on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, filming ANIMAL HOUSE and forming the Blues Brothers band, Belushi’s career was unstoppable. Previously unheard interview audiotapes with friends, family and collaborators, recorded shortly after Belushi’s death, explore his driving ambition and the personal demons that ultimately ended it all. –Sarah Harris

R.J. Cutler is an award-winning producer and director who has made some of the most significant documentaries of the past quarter century. Cutler’s films include THE WAR ROOM, A PERFECT CANDIDATE, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DICK CHENEY, THIN and LISTEN TO ME MARLON. Cutler has been nominated for an Academy Award® and he is the recipient of two Emmys®, two Peabody Awards, a GLAAD Award, two Cinema Eye Awards, and two Television Academy Honor Awards.


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: R.J. Cutler

Screenwriter: R.J. Cutler

Editors: Maris Berzins, Joe Beshenkovsky

Music: Tree Adams

Cast/Featuring: John Belushi, Jim Belushi, Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Dan Aykroyd, Penny Marshall

Running Time (minutes): 109

Language: English