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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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Prison Clerk
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Buster
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Stripster Band
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy | Crime | Music

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

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6 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blues Brothers - Il mito continua  »

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Budget:

$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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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd reportedly lost 90 lbs to reprise the role of Elwood Blues. See more »

Goofs

The Indiana State Police cars that first appear outside of Bobs Country Junction while the band is inside eating have a front plate, Indiana automobiles only have one plate; on the rear. Furthermore the uniforms worn by the Indiana State Police officers in the movie are incorrect. They have never worn green and never worn a jacket. Further along in the movie after the brothers are spotted at the restaurant and during the road block on the bridge the correct blue Indiana State Police uniform with upside down triangle patch (probably worn by actual officers who were called in to be extras) can be seen in the back (this is just after one of the troopers wearing the green uniform finishes talking to the person playing the FBI agent.) See more »

Quotes

Buster Blues: You're not the Elwood Blues I know. The Elwood Blues I know once said that no pharmaceutical product could ever equal the rush you get when the band hits that groove; the people are dancin', and shoutin', and swayin'; and the house is rockin'!
Elwood Blues: Yeah, that was me.
Buster Blues: The music, man. You know you miss the music.
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Crazy Credits

The cast sings several rhythm & blues songs as the credits roll. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Ja Rule (2001) See more »

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God Music
Written by Elmer Bernstein
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Astounding music and car chases
9 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The only way this film can not be awe inspiring is if you watch it on a 10" black and white TV with a 4 watt sound system. Maybe that's a bit extreme, but I watched this on a 70" projection screen and 7.2 pristine and precise surround sound. I have seen this film at least 20 times and get the same pleasure from it each time. Aretha Franklin's voice and the musical abilities of almost the entire cast would carry any film, but this one doesn't need it. The story might not be completely developed (euphemism) but the Russian mobsters and GI Joes scenes are gutbustingly funny. Also, for anyone who has ever listened to "modern" music and wondered where the world was going to, Dan Akroyd's motivational speech is something to behold. Although I never expected to say this, because I'm a non-religious person, the gospel choir's rendition of "John the Revelator" sends shivers down your spine. I love this film, and would recommend it to anyone who likes good music.


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