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Plot: After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? Runtime: 133 mins Release Date: 19 Jun 1980
A musical comedy action fantasy should not work, especially when one considers that it is the first SNL skit-to-screen adventure which, history has shown us, is a decidedly mixed bag . But this one does. Two of the best car chases in cinematic history bookend the film, and in between there are show-stopping musical numbers, raw humor, Illinois Nazis, and a seriously disgruntled ex-fiancee. And it all makes perfect sense in the context of the universe created by Aykroyd who co-wrote , Landis who directed , and Belushi his barely contained zeal provides the battery pack for this film .Jake <more>
Belushi and Elwood Aykroyd are the former front men of a broken down blues band actually a stunning collection of blues talent which disbanded after Jake was arrested several years before. Upon his release, he discovers that his boyhood orphanage home is about to be foreclosed upon for non-payment of property taxes. Beaten up by a nun, sung to by James Brown, and touched by God, Jake sees the light and seeks to put the band together for one last show -- a charity benefit to save the orphanage.Their journey takes them from James Brown to Aretha Franklin to Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker to Cab Calloway. The movie showcases the overwhelming talent of singers, musicians, and genres long out of vogue with popular musical tastes. Indeed, this movie is a vehicle for giving these performers a chance to shine -- to bring their music back to the masses and ultimately into pop-culture immortality to go along with their more prestigious musical immortality .This film is guaranteed to make you tap your feet, laugh out loud, gasp as both a mall and and entire fleet of Chicago police cars are destroyed, and believe in the magical powers of an old cop car. Like I said, it's a musical comedy action fantasy.And it works.
1/ The music in this film is outstanding, with roles for Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and more.... that's not really surprising.2/ One of the finest car chases in cinematic history The Italian Job and Smokey and the Bandit 2 are the only others that come close 3/ John Belushi's own brand of comic genius throughout the movie 4/ Mulitiple memorable scenes and one liners5/ Cameos from Steven Spielberg, Twiggy, Frank Oz, etc.6/ Carrie Fisher as the psycho love interest intent on revenge.Nuff said, watch it and love it 10/10
NO other movie like it has ever been made! A Permanent CLASSIC! (by Ship_Captain_XplOrOrOr)
Where to begin? I WISHED the adults in my life took me to see it when it first came out! But alas, it would be years later when I'd first see it, on TV, and on VHS, then many more times on TV. READ the list of cast from start to end! You will be amazed who was in this movie! Including Carrie Fisher Princess Leia in Star Wars , and even Steven Spielberg acted in this movie too!Everyone should be required to see this movie, as kids, teens, and adults! Every age group will enjoy this movie. NICE family movie too! The kids and adults will 100% enjoy watching it. It is sooo sad that many of <more>
those music legends are forgotten, are not taught about in any school, and remain unknown! I never knew who Ray Charles was until I finally saw this movie! Possibly the first ever movie in which the soundtrack sold as well as the movie. There is even a tribute to Elvis at the very end. The re-watch factor is NICE - one never ever gets tired of re-watching this movie over and over! Which is unheard of with present day movies.
It started out as a bit on Saturday Night Live, and grew into probably THE most successful movie ever to have had it's genesis in that particular medium. And who would've thought that a couple of character actor/comedians would emerge from an innovative four-or-five minute act as `legendary' bluesmen of their era? Which is exactly what John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd did after first taking their show on the road as an opening act for the likes of Steve Martin, and then parlaying it into a feature length motion picture, `The Blues Brothers,' directed by John Landis. When Joliet <more>
Jake Blues Belushi is released from prison, his brother Elwood Aykroyd is there to pick him up, in-- of all things-- a used police car. And it doesn't bode well for this particular pair of out-of-work musicians, who on a visit to the orphanage in which they grew up discover that it is about to be shut down unless some taxes are paid on it, and soon. But what can Jake and Elwood do to help? They're broke. Well, after a bit of pondering and a couple of good production numbers later, Jake sees the light literally , and it all becomes perfectly clear: They have to put their band back together and stage a concert, the proceeds of which should more than pay for the taxes on the orphanage. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and don't tell Jake and Elwood it's not possible, because they're on a mission from God... It's a fairly simple plot, told in a straightforward manner by Landis, who creates a visually stimulating and aurally satisfying movie that follows the adventures of the Brothers Blues as they travel around the good state of Illinois, seeking out the members of their former band and formulating their plan to save the orphanage. Along the way they run afoul of a country/western band, incite the ire of some Illinois Nazis, ingratiate themselves to the diners in a classy restaurant, wreck an entire mall and generally wreak havoc wherever they go. It's a total rush of excitement, backed with a blur of real blues, served up by some of the truly legendary performers of our time, like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway doing his trademark `Minnie the Moocher' and John Lee Hooker. Not to mention the `band' itself, comprised of Steve `The Colonel' Cropper, Donald `Duck' Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Willie Hall, Tom `Bones' Malone, Lou `Blue Lou' Marini, Matt `Guitar' Murphy and `Mr. Fabulous' himself, Alan Rubin, all there to back the incomparable vocal stylings of Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, who are determined to save their old home, now under the auspices of `The Penguin,' Sister Mary Stigmata Kathleen Freeman . But one question remains to be answered: Who is Camille Ztdetelik Carrie Fisher , and just what is she trying to do to Jake? Without question, this was a great gig for Belushi and Aykroyd, who to millions of people ARE, and will forever be, the `Blues Brothers.' And forevermore shall they be linked in the memories of anyone who has seen this movie, heard their records or caught their act on SNL. Dan Aykroyd has gone on to have a successful and varied career in movies, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for `Driving Miss Daisy' in 1989 , while John Belushi, of course, left us quite suddenly and way too soon, just as his career was on the rise. Were they great singers? Of course not; but they were accomplished performers who sagely surrounded themselves with the best of the best, a `band's' band that really made this gig work, because the music worked. Add to that the energy, excitement and passion they themselves brought to it, and you have their formula for success, which can be measured by the strong following they still enjoy to this day. And what a pity that Belushi isn't around to realize it. Memorable in supporting roles are John Candy as Burton Mercer who uttered the unforgettable line, `Orange whip? Orange whip?-- ; Henry Gibson as the steel-eyed head Nazi; Steve Lawrence, as agent Maury Sline; Charles Napier as Tucker McElroy, `Lead singer and driver of the Winnebago'; and Jeff Morris, who will always be remembered as Bob, owner of `Bob's Country Bunker,' the place with `both' kinds of music, Country `and' Western. The additional supporting cast includes Steven Williams Trooper Mount , Armand Cerami Trooper Daniel , Layne Britton The `Cheese Whiz' , Ralph Foody Police Dispatcher and John Landis Trooper La Fong . Also, watch for cameos by Paul Reubens Waiter , Frank Oz Corrections Officer , Twiggy Lawson Chic Lady and Steven Spielberg as the County Clerk. A thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable movie, filled with memorable scenes and lines you'll be quoting for years to come Aykroyd, in that `clipped' Elwood Blues delivery, to Tucker McElroy: `We'll, ah-- we'll talk to Bob--' , `The Blues Brothers' is a great film-- not in the sense of a film that should have walked away with a bagful of Oscars, but great for what it is and for the special place it holds in the history of the cinema. And, yes, it does have a place all it's own. Because a movie doesn't have to be `Citizen Kane,' or `Gone With the Wind' to be `great.' It's the ones that make you feel something for whatever reason, or make you laugh; the ones you remember because they're unique or have left their imprint on our culture in some way. So, check `All of the above,' or add your own reasons. For all that it's worth, this is the magic of the movies. I rate this one 9/10.
This is an excellent movie, rich with comedy and music. It's about 2 corrupt brothers, who wish to help a nun. The story starts with Jake John Belushi being released from prison, where Elwood Dan Aykroyd picks him up. The story proceeds with them trying to honestly earn 5,000 dollars. They start by getting a little "churching up" and then try to put "the band" back together. With them continuing, and playing shows for meager amounts of money, finally get a break, and make a huge gig in a fancy hotel! While avoiding hundreds literally of cops, and "They <more>
can't catch us--we're on a mission from God". While making friends and enemies along the way, providing a side-busting movie! A must have for all good DVD collections!
Worth getting the DVD for restored footage and documentary (by chrissch)
This review is only about the content of the DVD version vs. the VHS. Editors seem unable to resist tinkering when a movie originally on VHS is reissued on DVD. Even excluding Directors' Cuts, etc., half the DVD reissues I see have noticeable changes. Many are minor, but much too often they're substantial and ruin the movie for me.The Blues Brothers DVD has substantial edits, but they make the movie better. Cuts made to shorten total run time -- four or five complete scenes, many small snippets, and some longer snippets -- are restored. Nothing was cut from the VHS version. The <more>
soundtrack is remixed in a few places; to my ear the original was better. Some restorations add little to the movie, but none make it worse. Most of the restorations enhance the movie, adding humor or rounding out the story. Best of all are the restorations, small but noticeable and pleasing, to performances: more James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Good Ole Boys, and the Brothers. Alas, no more of Aretha, Ray, or Cab. We can't have everything.To top it off, the "Making Of" documentary alone, with the back story of the Blues Brothers the characters and in real life , and the birth and making of the movie, makes the DVD worth getting
What a wild ride! This film was full of music, action scenes, dancing, comedy and Left Wing loony politics, of course. For a comedy, I was sorry to hear all the profanity and usage of the Lord's name in vain. Too bad they had to make and R-rated film of this. A little toned down and more people could have enjoyed all the antics of Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and the others. Speaking of names: what a strange cast. The above two with John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson and singers James Brown, Steve Lawrence, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin! It's a lot of fun to watch <more>
with some memorable scenes. Most memorable to me was the incredible car chase scene through an indoor mall. I laugh every time I think about it, almost as much as I laugh when I pictured Aykroyd and Belushi doing back flips down the aisle!
From writer/director John Landis National Lampoon's Animal House, An American Werewolf in London , I remember seeing this once and thinking it was brilliant, I had to see it again to see if that was still the case. Basically 'Joliet' Jake Blues John Belushi has just been released from prison, and he and his brother Elwood Blues Dan Aykroyd, also writing return to the orphanage run by nuns where they were raised as children. They find out that the church has stopped giving support to the orphanage and that unless they can pay the $5000 tax on the property it will be sold, so <more>
they go the church for some inspiration. Jake sees the light and suggests that he and Elwood should reunite their old blues band and raise the money by selling out all seats in an arena gig. So they set off on their "mission from God" to find their fellow band members to join them, and they don't care what it takes, they won't even stop for the police or any old enemies. One by one Jake and Elwood do find the members of the band, while being chased by the cops, an army of Nazis and an enraged Mystery Woman Carrie Fisher , and of course having a few song and dance scenes with old friends. After all are reunited, and playing a small gig under a false identity to warm up, they are ready for their big concert where they do indeed manage to sell all seats, and they play with great reaction, and manage to get away from the cops in the audience. The final scene sees Jake and Elwood speeding to the tax office with the £5000 to pay for the orphanage, and they do manage to do this before being arrested for all the damage and chaos they caused in their journey. Also starring Kathleen Freeman as Sister Mary 'The Penguin' Stigmata, James Brown as Reverend Cleophus James, Cab Calloway as Curtis, Ray Charles as Ray, Aretha Franklin as Mrs. Murphy, John Candy as Burton Mercer, Escape to Witch Mountain's Henry Gibson as Head Nazi, Steve Lawrence as Maury Sline, Charles Napier as Tucker McElroy, young Steven Spielberg as Cook County Assessor's Office Clerk, Twiggy as Chic Lady, Pee-wee's Big Adventure's Paul Reubens as Waiter, Frank Oz as Corrections Officer, Landis himself as Trooper La Fong, John Lee Hooker as Street Slim, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's James Avery as Man dancing outside Ray's shop and Mr. T as Guy on Street. Belushi and Aykroyd are fantastic as the criminally minded but ultimately likable brothers, the cameo appearances by legends of music and film makes for fun viewing, the plot is simple and there are a fair amount of laughable moments including possibly unintentional , and of course the song and dance sequences, including the memorable "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", are great fun, a most watchable musical comedy. It was number 24 on The 100 Greatest Musicals, and it was number 12 on The 50 Greatest Comedy Films. Very good!
stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, The Blues Brother Band, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, Kathleen Freeman, Twiggy, Frank Oz and Paul Reubens.Plot: Just out of prison, Jake Blues Belushi reunites with his brother Elwood Aykroyd and they realise that the church that they grew up in is going to be torn down unless they get 5 thousand dollars. So they try to get the band back together.My review: This movie is very long and very slow, but the slowness actually helps it for some reason. The direction is excellent and looks beautiful and the <more>
music is very good. The plot could have done with some tuning up, but if you think about it, this film is kind of a setup to show the wonderful singing talents of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, Cab Calloway and even Belushi and Aykroyd. As for action, this film is full of it. There's more explosions and car chase scenes that most action flicks. So, I do recommend this musical comedy to all! my rating: 3 out of 4. rated R for language. 133 mins.