The Blues Brothers (1980) Poster

Cab Calloway: Curtis



  • Sister Mary Stigmata : [14:48]  You are such a disappointing pair. I prayed so hard for you. It saddens and hurts me that the two young men whom I raised to believe in the Ten Commandments have returned to me as two thieves, with filthy mouths and bad attitudes. Get out, and don't come back until you've redeemed yourselves

    Curtis : Boys, you got to learn not to talk to nuns that way

  • Curtis : Well, the Sister was right. You boys could use a little churching up. Slide on down to the Triple Rock, and catch Rev. Cleophus. You boys listen to what he's got to say.

    Jake : Curtis, I don't want to listen to no jive-ass preacher talking to me about Heaven and Hell.

    Curtis : Jake, you get wise. You get to church.

  • [at the closing, as each character is credited] 

    Reverend Cleophus James : The sad sack was sittin' on a block o' stone/Way over in the corner weepin' all alone/

    Curtis : The warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square / if you can't find a partner use a wooden chair!"

    Ray : Let's rock, everybody, let's rock/

    Mrs. Murphy : Everybody on the whole cell block / Was dancin' to the Jailhouse rock.

  • Curtis : Boys, you got to learn not to talk to nuns that way.

  • Curtis : [1:36:21]  We've gotta fill this hall tonight. A lot of young children are depending on it.

    Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper : Young children? Why? What do you mean?

    Curtis : Jake and Elwood are donating the band share of the door money to pay the taxes on the St. Helen's Orphanage in Calumet City.

    Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper , Willie 'Too Big' Hall , Donald 'Duck' Dunn , Matt Murphy , Murph , Mr. Fabulous , 'Blue Lou' Marini , 'Bones' Malone : WHAT?

  • Curtis : Hey, you guys know Minnie the Moocher?

    Murph : I knew a hooker once named Minnie Mazzola.

    Curtis : No, the song, Minnie the Moocher.

    Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper : Yeah. So what?

    Curtis : Hit it!


    Curtis : Hey, folks, here's a story about Minnie the Moocher, She was a lowdown hoochie coocher, She was the roughest, toughest frail, But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale, Hidee hidee hidee hi...

  • Curtis : Boys, things are bad. They gonna sell this place to the Board of Education and I'll be out on the street. That money's got to be in the Cook County Assessors Office within 11 days.

    Jake : They wouldn't turn you out, would they?

    Curtis : Shit, what's one more old nigga to the Board of Education?

    Elwood : Curtis, you and the Penguin are the only family we got. And you're the only one that was ever good to us - singin' Elmore James tunes, blowin' the harp for us down here.

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