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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
Steve Potts ...
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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Russian Gang Boss: They broke my Watch!
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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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Performed by Dan Aykroyd, Lonnie Brooks, Junior Wells, and The Blues Brothers Band
Lonnie Brooks appears courtesy of Alligator Records
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Meant to be a Tribute Movie, but it's just a sequel
16 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Blues Brothers 2000 is a movie with good intentions, Aykroyd and Landis once again team up to recapture the magic in tribute to John Belushi, and almost all of the original cast are still here. Musically the magic is still there and without a doubt this film is all about the music, but the original Blues Brothers film was about so much more.

Blues Brothers 2000 like the first film has very little plot, and that didn't matter the first time around, but this time; without the comedy, the lack of plot is all too apparent. I just didn't find this film funny, with a few rehashed gags and some new ones that didn't work Blue Brothers 2000 really does struggle to entertain.

John Goodman doesn't try and replace John Belushi, and he actually does a good job in poor role, but the introduction of a kid to the Blues Brothers Band seemed completely pointless and adds absolutely nothing to the film.

The saving grace is the music, with Eric Clapton, BB King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, etc. and the original Blues Brothers Band, the music is damn good, but this alone is not enough.

Thanks for trying, but must try harder. 5/10

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