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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
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The "new" Bluesmobile is a 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria K9 (canine) unit. Bluesmobile tribute cars based on the 'new' film are easier to obtain than the Dodge Monaco since the former has became a collector's item; the 1979-91 Ford Panther platform cars (LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis) have been in production even after the square-bodied generation ended in 1991 (the Panther platform is the final body-on-frame rear wheel drive passenger car which was phased out of production on September 15, 2011 - a brief run of Crown Victorias were manufactured as final editions for the Middle East market). A Houston, TX music duo known for performing Blues Brothers tribute music used an actual 1991 Crown Victoria former squad painted in the Bluesmobile livery - this particular Bluesmobile has been sighted in the Houston Art Car Parade until 2011 (including the previous year where Dan Aykroyd was the Grand Marshal alongside Houston Mayor Annise Parker (footage of this is seen in the documentary film Art Car: The Movie) when the music duo sold the car. See more »
When Mrs. Murphy sings "Respect" at the Mercedes dealership, there are lots of people on the bridge outside. After a close-up, a second later in a shot from the same angle, no people at all on the bridge. See more »
'Blue Lou' Marini:
[after Elwood's speech about their musical craft, and everyone else walks away]
You cats go ahead! I'll get the gas.
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Excellent film with great music, this MAINLY a musical
A wonderful film, not so much for the story (rehash of the 1980 version) but for the music. All the major music names are there and the final song is a must-see. Includes Blues Brothers, BB King, Eric Clapton, Isaac Hayes, Lou Rawls, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many, many, other great names in R&B. I liked the Love Connection (illustrates what can be hidden behind a soothing voice!), Mousette's Funky tunes, and Louisiana's French touch. Bonifant's is fine as a stray kid (pity he can't play the harmonica as well as shown) and Goodman makes easily up for Belushi's absence(John, rest in peace). Nia Peeples, although miscast as a cop, is a cute addition and her final dance number (who wouldn't dance to this tune?) is neat.
I am sure Dan and John made this film more as a way to put the music out, than as a film. It is a sort of a music dedication to the major R&B players for the masses who may not go actively to R&B performances. The previous version had rough language, while this one is fine with kids, who like the chase scenes.
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