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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
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Prison Clerk
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Warden
Shann Johnson ...
Matara / Dancer
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Police Receptionist
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Nun #1
Junior Wells ...
Junior Wells
Lonnie Brooks ...
Lonnie Brooks
Leon Pendarvis ...
Stripster Band
Steve Potts ...
Stripster Band
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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 Stephen Scaia <s_scaia@emerson.edu>

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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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6 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blues Brothers - Il mito continua  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,129,615, 8 February 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,979,599, 22 March 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,000,000
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Trivia

Both Dan Akroyd and John Landis hated the script and felt that the movie was going to be a failure. See more »

Goofs

While sifting through the rubble of the burned down night club, the police find a pile of shell casings from an assault rifle, but the Russians were firing sub-machine guns (Uzis and Mac-10s), which use pistol ammunition. See more »

Quotes

Queen Mousette: You wish to enter the Battle of the Bands contest.
Mighty Mack: We wish to win first prize!
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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 »

Connections

Spun-off from Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Onions
Written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper (as Steven Cropper), Al Jackson Jr.,
Lewie Steinberg
Performed by The Blues Brothers Band
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Great music, but where's John Belushi?
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit that some parts of this movie were clever indeed. It was cool that they tied in the deaths of John Belushi and Cab Calloway into the movie's plot, making the characters they played dead as well. If Jim Belushi took the part of Joliet Jake, that would have been a disaster. Still, the plot of this movie could have used some serious work. For instance, in the original movie, the Blues Brothers (a) were actually brothers and (b) were on an actual "mission from God". Their goal was to make some honest money to save an orphanage from shutting down, while trying to flee from the police at the same time. The movie brought back blues legends such as Aretha Franklin and James Brown back into the spotlight, and it helped contribute to the death of disco. Eighteen years later, Jake's dead, Cab Calloway's dead, the orphanage has been shut down, so why are they being chased by the police? Because a half brother of Elwood got p***ed off at finding his real past? The kid, I must add, was a nice touch, and it was cool to see twice as many blues legends in this movie, including some new artists like Johnny Lang and Erykah Badu. But there should have been a better plot, because it seemed as though the Blues Brothers Band were going from event to event for the hell of it. Where's the plot in that? Police, leave these guys alone. The big mistake in this movie was its attempt to outdo the original movie. The music was great, and I highly recommend buying the soundtrack. However, don't expect to see a plot in this story. Otherwise, enjoy.


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