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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  6 February 1998 (USA)
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Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Levine ...
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Prison Clerk
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Warden
Shann Johnson ...
Matara / Dancer
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Buster
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Police Receptionist
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Nun #1
Junior Wells ...
Junior Wells
Lonnie Brooks ...
Lonnie Brooks
Leon Pendarvis ...
Stripster Band
Steve Potts ...
Stripster Band
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Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is pursued cross-country by the cops, led by Cabel the Curtis' son (and Elwood's step-brother), the Russian Mafia, and a militia group. On his new "mission from God" Elwood enlists the help of a young orphan, and a strip club bartender. Written by Stephen Scaia <s_scaia@emerson.edu>

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The Blues Are Back


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Rated PG-13 for exotic dancing and some language | See all certifications »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 2,525,666 (Germany) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

DEM 5,602,487 (Germany) (3 July 1998)
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Macaulay Culkin was considered for the role of Buster. See more »

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When Elwood meets Cab for the first time and tells him about Curtis, Cab says that his mother lives in Phoenix, Arizona and then calls her. He is in Chicago and only dials 7 numbers when he needed an area code. See more »

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Crazy Credits

After "Please, Please, Please" there is an advertisement for Universal Studios Florida. Under the logo reads "Ride the Movies" which fades out to read "(Ask for Babs)" as in The Blues Brothers (1980) and Landis's Animal House. See more »

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References Red Dawn (1984) See more »

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Born In Chicago
Written by Nick Gravenites (as Nicholas Gravenites)
Performed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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There are much worse films than this.
6 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It takes guts to make a sequel to a movie after 20 years, especially after the original has become a legend and the star has died since.

However this movie does a lot of things right and frankly, even if it had been perfect, some people would hate it anyway. The film suffers from not having John Belushi, but John Goodman puts in a good effort, and I for one was surprised at the quality of his singing. James Brown and Aretha Franklin reprise their guest roles. The music is not as good as the original but still better than most music in the charts these days.

The humour from the original is here but it is not as funny as the original. In fact all elements from the original are here in slightly inferior forms, with the exception of the car chase, which is better.

To be honest, it is worth seeing this film just to see how all the band has aged. i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Blues music, though fans of the original may be disappointed


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