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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

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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Storyline

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

John Landis and Dan Aykroyd were reportedly very unhappy with the changes the studio forced onto the film, even coming close to quitting the project. Afterwards Landis made the independent movie, Susan's Plan (1998), as a way to cleanse his palate. See more »

Goofs

As the Bluesmobile is driving up out of the river (with the fanatics' boat on top), one can just barely make out an optical effect just under and ahead of the car, roughly aligned with the water pouring off. This was probably the result of a camera trick used to hide a tow cable. See more »

Quotes

Robertson: That's the International Jewish Communist conspiracy in action, people!
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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 »

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Honky-Tonk Dancing Machine
Written by Tracy Byrd, Mark Nesler
Performed by Tracy Byrd
Courtesy of MCA Records
under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Yes, it really is THAT bad!!!
11 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the few movies I have ever seen which actually made me angry... not just disappointed, mind you, but downright furious! No one expected this film to live up to the classic original, but for a sequel to fall this far short of the mark is just plain insulting. This cinematic ipecac fails on just about every possible level; the worst failure being that is just no fun to watch! Instead, it made me uncomfortable and a little embarrassed for the people on the screen.

And for those who are confused by the fact that some people have rated this movie very highly, notice that the majority of positive reviews focus on the music. Yes, I love the Blues, and this movie features some good numbers, but GOOD MUSIC DOES NOT MAKE A GOOD MOVIE!! If you want to hear the tunes, by all means get the soundtrack CD. Or simply fast-forward through the lame dialog, wooden acting, and ridiculous plot to watch the music scenes. But I highly discourage anyone who liked the original Blues Brothers from wasting their time on this crassly commercial, soulless, and painfully unfunny movie. ...But that's just my opinion.


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