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?


The "new" Bluesmobile is a 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria K9 (canine) unit. Bluesmobile tribute cars based on the 'new' film are easier to obtain than the Dodge Monaco since the former has became a collector's item; the 1979-91 Ford Panther platform cars (LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis) have been in production even after the square-bodied generation ended in 1991 (the Panther platform is the final body-on-frame rear wheel drive passenger car which was phased out of production on September 15, 2011 - a brief run of Crown Victorias were manufactured as final editions for the Middle East market). A Houston, TX music duo known for performing Blues Brothers tribute music used an actual 1991 Crown Victoria former squad painted in the Bluesmobile livery - this particular Bluesmobile has been sighted in the Houston Art Car Parade until 2011 (including the previous year where Dan Aykroyd was the Grand Marshal alongside Houston Mayor Annise Parker (footage of this is seen in the documentary film Art Car: The Movie) when the music duo sold the car. See more »


After the Russians torch Willie's club and chase the Bluesmobile, Mack throws the nails out of the window. At the point where the Russian car's tyres blow out, the ramp used to flip the car over is clearly visible. See more »


Elwood Blues: Duck, give me a mountain tempo in A minor.
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Crazy Credits

The cast sings several rhythm & blues songs as the credits roll. See more »


Follows The Blues Brothers Animated Series (1997) See more »


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Performed by Joe Morton, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer,
Erykah Badu and The Blues Brothers Band
Erykah Badu appears courtesy of Kedar Entertainment/Universal Records
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Yes, it really is THAT bad!!!
11 March 2005 | by (United States) – 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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