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 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 »
Seeing as we're kinda like step-brothers, I thought maybe you could help me out.
How could I do that?
I need $500 for this car, see? And I thought maybe you could, you know, loan me the money... OR...
I'm thinking of putting the band back together. Maybe you could join us.
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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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 »
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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