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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
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Prison Clerk
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Warden
Shann Johnson ...
Matara / Dancer
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Buster
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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)  »

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Blues Brothers - Il mito continua  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,129,615 (USA) (6 February 1998)

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DEM 5,602,487 (Germany) (3 July 1998)
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Trivia

When the Russians roll their car, they get out and one of them says "They broke my watch!" in Russian. This is in reference to a running gag in the first Blues Brothers movie, where a cop is heard complaining that "They broke my watch!" after every major pile-up, beginning with the cop roll and slide in the mall chase. See more »

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When Elwood meets Cab for the first time and tells him about Curtis, Cab says that his mother lives in Phoenix, Arizona and then calls her. He is in Chicago and only dials 7 numbers when he needed an area code. See more »

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Buster Blues: You're not the Elwood Blues I know. The Elwood Blues I know once said that no pharmaceutical product could ever equal the rush you get when the band hits that groove; the people are dancin', and shoutin', and swayin'; and the house is rockin'!
Elwood Blues: Yeah, that was me.
Buster Blues: The music, man. You know you miss the music.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Ja Rule (2001) See more »

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Please, Please, Please
Written by James Brown, John Terry
Performed by James Brown, Laurice Martinez
Background Vocals: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Amy Christian, Martha High,
Lisa Rushton, and Cynthia Moore
Courtesy of Scotti Bros. Records
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NOT a sequel, but a TRIBUTE!!
28 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Contrary to popular opinion, this is not a sequel. It is supposed to be a tribute to the original. People who bash this movie without reading Aykroyd's interviews are ignorant to the intent here. This movie was originally to be a sequel back in 1981 just before Belushi died. When that happened, the idea for another adventure fell away. But after almost two decades, Aykroyd wanted to do something to revisit the classic film and pay homage to his friend and co-star Belushi, so he assembled this "Concert Movie", which is supposed to be all about THE MUSIC, not the story. The only reason a story was put in was to keep it moving from musical number to musical number, because everyone knows that straight concert films are pretty boring, even if you really like the performer(s). So here it is, for the true Blues Brothers fans to enjoy. P.S.-And if your problem with the plot was some of the cartoony style actions that occur (Cabel being pulled heavenward and his clothes magically "changing", et cetera), remember that the original had the same things. In the first one the entire band's clothing "magically" changes for a concert, but if you know that this is merely a representation of the character's psychological state and not a literal change, then the film works much better. The same idea works for the much-maligned "zombie" sequence near the end at Queen Mousette's mansion. Also, people complain about the Bluesmobile in this film being able to drive underwater. Well, in the first film the car flew, performed flips, and was nearly indestructible. In fact, if you watch the DVD of the first film, you find in the deleted scenes and "Making-of" section that the Bluesmobile is supposed to be "magic", because it was parked each night inside a power transformer. How is that for cheesiness on the first film? So that also explains Elwood's ability to smuggle himself in the dash of the car in this one, and the car being able to crash land from a fiery loop-de-loop at the fairgrounds. Even though I wish this film could have been a little edgier and darker in tone like the original, I do find its bold and effective use of color to be magnificent and fascinating. Perhaps this film has a little more depth than people expect, so they incorrectly perceive it to be a lackluster and shallow mindnumbing entertainment. I know better ....... Remove the stars in the address to e-mail me.


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