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

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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 has a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. in his office. In the first film, Curtis also has a picture of King in his room (as well as Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy). See more »


The police cars used throughout the movie, including the ones used by the character Cab, say "Indiana State Police" despite the fact that Cab is a commander in the Illinois State Police. See more »


Mighty Mack: Elwood, they have automatic weapons.
Elwood Blues: Look in the glove compartment.
Mighty Mack: Carpet Tacks! They have guns and we have carpet tacks.
Elwood Blues: They're not carpet tacks. They're dry-wall nails.
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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 »


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


Written by Randall Crissman and Geoff Koch
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Meant to be a Tribute Movie, but it's just a sequel
16 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Blues Brothers 2000 is a movie with good intentions, Aykroyd and Landis once again team up to recapture the magic in tribute to John Belushi, and almost all of the original cast are still here. Musically the magic is still there and without a doubt this film is all about the music, but the original Blues Brothers film was about so much more.

Blues Brothers 2000 like the first film has very little plot, and that didn't matter the first time around, but this time; without the comedy, the lack of plot is all too apparent. I just didn't find this film funny, with a few rehashed gags and some new ones that didn't work Blue Brothers 2000 really does struggle to entertain.

John Goodman doesn't try and replace John Belushi, and he actually does a good job in poor role, but the introduction of a kid to the Blues Brothers Band seemed completely pointless and adds absolutely nothing to the film.

The saving grace is the music, with Eric Clapton, BB King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, etc. and the original Blues Brothers Band, the music is damn good, but this alone is not enough.

Thanks for trying, but must try harder. 5/10

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