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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 February 1998 (USA)
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
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Stripster Band


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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)


$13,979,599 (USA) (20 March 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The telephone booth that Elwood goes in has graffiti on it that reads "Max" and "Rachel", the names of director John Landis's children. 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 »


Elwood Blues: Seeing as we're kinda like step-brothers, I thought maybe you could help me out.
Cab Chamberlain: How could I do that?
Elwood Blues: I need $500 for this car, see? And I thought maybe you could, you know, loan me the money... OR...
Cab Chamberlain: "OR" what?
Elwood Blues: I'm thinking of putting the band back together. Maybe you could join us.
Cab Chamberlain: I'm a commander in the Illinois State Police, and I enjoy my job. You *waltz* in here telling me I have a dead, white criminal brother, who was in a band which, the last time they played anywhere, were charged with
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Crazy Credits

After the last credit has finished rolling, James Brown and the Blues Brothers sing "Please, Please, Please (don't go)" for another 3 minutes. See more »


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A Bump And A Grind (Doin' The Nasty)
Written by Matt Murphy (as Matthew T. Murphy)
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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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