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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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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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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

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

Gross:

$13,979,599 (USA) (20 March 1998)
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Trivia

When the Blues Brothers are playing "Ghost Riders In the Sky" at the bluegrass festival, we can hear Elwood say "Duck, give me a mountain tempo in A minor." In the first Blues Brothers film, when they need to play country music, and decide on "Theme from Rawhide", someone in the band asks "What key?", and Duck Dunn answers: "A. Good country key, A." 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

Mother Mary Stigmata: Elwood, say hello to Buster.
Elwood Blues: [not interested] Hi, how ya doin'.
Mother Mary Stigmata: Buster, say hello to Elwood.
Buster Blues: [same tone as Elwood] Hi, how you doin'.
Elwood Blues: Hey! This kid's a wise ass!
[gets thwacked over the head by Mother Mary Stigmata]
Elwood Blues: Ow, shit!
[Get's hit again]
Elwood Blues: I mean, uh... what a nice... kid.
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Crazy Credits

The Filmmakers Wish to Thank The Inmates of Millhaven and Bath See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: There Will Be Buds (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Last Night
Written by Charles Axton, Gilbert Caple, Lloyd Newman, Jerry Lee 'Smoochy' Smith (as Jerry Smith),
Chips Moman
Performed by The Blues Brothers Band
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Astounding music and car chases
9 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The only way this film can not be awe inspiring is if you watch it on a 10" black and white TV with a 4 watt sound system. Maybe that's a bit extreme, but I watched this on a 70" projection screen and 7.2 pristine and precise surround sound. I have seen this film at least 20 times and get the same pleasure from it each time. Aretha Franklin's voice and the musical abilities of almost the entire cast would carry any film, but this one doesn't need it. The story might not be completely developed (euphemism) but the Russian mobsters and GI Joes scenes are gutbustingly funny. Also, for anyone who has ever listened to "modern" music and wondered where the world was going to, Dan Akroyd's motivational speech is something to behold. Although I never expected to say this, because I'm a non-religious person, the gospel choir's rendition of "John the Revelator" sends shivers down your spine. I love this film, and would recommend it to anyone who likes good music.


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