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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

PG-13  |   |  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 ...
Same Guard
Prison Clerk
Shann Johnson ...
Matara / Dancer
Police Receptionist
Nun #1
Junior Wells ...
Junior Wells
Lonnie Brooks ...
Lonnie Brooks
Leon Pendarvis ...
Stripster Band
Steve Potts ...
Stripster Band


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 <>

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The Blues Are Back

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blues Brothers - Il mito continua  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,129,615 (USA) (6 February 1998)


DEM 5,602,487 (Germany) (3 July 1998)

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Did You Know?


Cab Chamberlain, played by 'Joe Morton', has the same first name as the musician Cab Calloway, who played Curtis in the The Blues Brothers (1980). Cab Chamberlain is the biological son of Curtis. It would seem that 'Joe Mortons'' character is named after Calloway in his honor. See more »


When Chamberlain receives his calling, you can see the cameraman in his sunglasses. See more »


[Repeated line]
Elwood Blues: The Lord works in mysterious ways.
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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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