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Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

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Tom Erhart ...
Prison Guard
Gerald Walling ...
Prison Guard (as Gerald Walling S.J.)
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Joliet Jake
Walter Levine ...
Prison Guard
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Corrections Officer
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Elwood
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Sister Mary Stigmata
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Curtis
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Donald 'Duck' Dunn (as Donald 'Duck' Dunn)
Alonzo Atkins ...
Choirmaster
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Reverend Cleophus James
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Choir Soloist
Southern California Community Choir ...
Choir (as James Cleveland's Southern California Community Choir)
Armand Cerami ...
Trooper Daniel
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Trooper Mount (as Steve Williams)
Stephen Bishop ...
Charming Trooper
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Mystery Woman
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Trooper La Fong
Kristi Oleson ...
Sales Girl
Gary McLarty ...
Man in Toy Store
Joe Cuttone ...
Lloyd
Layne Britton ...
The Cheese Whiz (as Shotgun Britton)
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Burton Mercer
Toni Fleming ...
Mrs. Tarantino
Murphy Dunne ...
Murph
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Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper
Willie Hall ...
Willie 'Too Big' Hall
Tom Malone ...
'Bones' Malone
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Cocktail Waitress (as Judy Jacklin)
Rosie Shuster ...
Cocktail Waitress (as Rosie Schuster)
Alan Rubin ...
Mr. Fabulous
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Waiter
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Father
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Mother
Lari Taylor ...
Daughter #1
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Daughter #2
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Daughter #3
Tony M. Conde ...
Sommelier
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Head Nazi
Eugene J. Anthony ...
Gruppenfuehrer
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Nazi
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Nazi
Jack Orend ...
Nazi
Gene Schuldt ...
Nazi
Charles Mountain ...
Cop
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Street Slim
Walter Horton ...
Tampa Pete
Pinetop Perkins ...
Luther Jackson (as 'Pinetop' Perkins)
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith ...
Drums
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson ...
Guitar
Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones ...
Bass
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Soul Food Cafe Owner
Lou Marini ...
'Blue' Lou Marini
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Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
Carolyn Franklin ...
Soul Food Chorus
Brenda Bryant Corbett ...
Soul Food Chorus
Margaret Branch ...
Soul Food Chorus
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Ray
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Young Guitar Thief (as Devoreaux White)
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Claire
Jeff Morris ...
Bob
Lou Perryman ...
Man at Bar (as Lou Perry)
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Drunk Dancer
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Tucker McElroy
Russ Bruzek ...
The Good Ole Boys
Blair Burrows ...
The Good Ole Boys
Jack Callahan ...
The Good Ole Boys
Gene Janson ...
The Good Ole Boys
Gil Pearson ...
The Good Ole Boys
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Maury Sline
Aaron Jais ...
Orphan
Lemetrius Daniels ...
Orphan
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Orphan
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Orphan
Steve Cruz ...
Orphan
Leonard Daniels ...
Orphan
Sean Hayden ...
Orphan
Babatunde Myers ...
Orphan
Gary Patzik ...
Orphan
J. Bernard Walton ...
Orphan
Butch Williams ...
Orphan
Wally Engelhardt ...
Gas Station Owner
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Chic Lady
Michael Klenfner ...
Clarion Records' President
Ralph Foody ...
Police Dispatcher
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Lobby Guard #1 (as Lenny Garner)
Andrew Goodman ...
Lobby Guard #2
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SWAT Team Commander (as Edward Donno)
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Cook County Assessor's Office Clerk
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Prisoner
Shirley Levine ...
Woman on Cutting Room Floor (scenesDeleted)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Butler ...
Elwood's Boss (scenesDeleted)
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Man Dancing outside Ray's Shop (uncredited)
Philip Bartlett ...
Man at Bar (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Woman in Concert Crowd (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Kid Dancing in Street (uncredited)
Brent Dunsford ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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National Guardsman (uncredited)
Ryan Folsey ...
Kid Throwing Frisbee (uncredited)
Walter Grant III ...
Concert Guest (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
James Huffman ...
Kid at Parade (uncredited)
Kevin Huotari ...
SWAT Team Officer (uncredited)
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Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Cynthia Kinman ...
Woman in Concert Crowd (uncredited)
Jeff Lawrence ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Richard Morava ...
Kid Dancing in Street / Concert Crowd (uncredited)
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Guy on Street (uncredited)
Sam Nickens ...
Diner Patron (uncredited)
Joni Palmer ...
Chruchgoer (uncredited)
Dan Patterson ...
Fan (uncredited)
Vicki Petite ...
Concert Guest (uncredited)
Bruce Pobanz ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
John Ring ...
Fire Commissioner (uncredited)
Arnold Roberts ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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State Trooper and National Guardsman (uncredited)
George Sasaki ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
George Simmons ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Swimmer (uncredited)
Bill Telfer ...
National Guard Corporal / Fireman (uncredited)
Paul Van ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Landis

Written by

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Dan Aykroyd ... (written by) &
John Landis ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bernie Brillstein ... executive producer
George Folsey Jr. ... associate producer
David Sosna ... associate producer
Robert K. Weiss ... producer

Cinematography by

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Stephen M. Katz

Film Editing by

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George Folsey Jr.

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Malcolm Campbell ... associate film editor
John Carbo ... assistant editor: Chicago
Ginger Chulack ... apprentice editor
Michael Cipriano ... assistant editor
Vaune Kirby Frechette ... apprentice editor (as Vaune Kirby)
Glenn Kaplan ... assistant editor
Peck Prior ... apprentice editor (as Peck J. Prior)
David Ramirez ... associate film editor
Virgil A. Tanner ... color timer (as Virgil Tanner)

Casting By

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Michael Chinich

Production Design by

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John J. Lloyd ... (as John Lloyd)

Art Direction by

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Henry Larrecq

Set Decoration by

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Hal Gausman
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer

Costume Design by

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Deborah Nadoolman

Makeup Department

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Layne Britton ... makeup artist (as Shotgun Britton)
Ronald W. Smith ... hair stylist (as Ron Smith)
Julia L. Walker ... hair stylist (as Julia Walker)

Production Management

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Robert Latham Brown ... unit production manager
Tom Joyner ... unit production manager
Fran Roy ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Randy Carter ... second assistant director: Chicago
Richard Espinoza ... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Leonard R. Garner Jr. ... second assistant director: Chicago
David Sosna ... first assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz ... first assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)
John Syrjamaki ... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Brian Whitley ... dga trainee

Art Department

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Ken Adachi ... assistant property master
Aaron Holden ... assistant property master: Chicago (as Aaron C. Holden)
Delane Lytle ... construction coordinator
Bob Magee ... construction coordinator
Michael Milgrom ... property master (as Michael C. Milgrom)
Jeff Passanante ... construction foreman
Clint Robinson ... assistant property master
Charles William Breen ... set designer (uncredited)
Michael Diersing ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight ... signwriter (uncredited)
Kenneth Milfred ... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Misetich ... painter (uncredited)
H. John Ramos ... props (uncredited)
Mark Sparks ... propmaker (uncredited)
Ted Wilson ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George Fredrick ... sound editor
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
William B. Kaplan ... production sound (as Bill Kaplan)
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Don MacDougall ... re-recording mixer
Greg Morton ... playback: Los Angeles
Earl Sampson ... boom operator
Scott D. Smith ... production sound
John Stacy ... sound effects editor
Roger Sword ... sound editor
Glenn Williams ... playback: Chicago
Craig Woods ... playback: Los Angeles
Robert Bradshaw ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Walter Grant III ... location sound (uncredited)
John Vincent ... documentary sound (uncredited)
Michael D. Wilhoit ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Arthur Brewer ... special effects (as Art Brewer)
Roger Hansen ... special effects
Karl G. Miller ... special effects crew (as Karl Miller)
Jim Rollins ... special effects crew
Leo Leoncio Solis ... special effects crew (as Leo Solis)
Robert E. Worthington ... special effects crew (as Bob Worthington)
Brian Bevis ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Robert Cole ... special effects (uncredited)
Pat Patterson ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Wayne Rose ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Syd Dutton ... assistant matte painter
Fred Griggs ... opticals supervisor
Bill Taylor ... matte photography
Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects
Max W. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)
Robert Blalack ... visual effects: MPI (uncredited)
Henry Schoessler ... matte crew (uncredited)
Jamie Shourt ... visual effects: MPI (uncredited)

Stunts

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James E. Allard ... stunts
John Ashby ... stunts
Bobby Bass ... stunts
Pamela Bebermeyer ... stunts
Ray Bickel ... stunts
Clay Boss ... stunts
May Boss ... stunts (as Mary Boss)
Steve Boyum ... stunts
Janet Brady ... stunts
Greg Brickman ... stunts
Layne Britton ... stunts
Jophery C. Brown ... stunts
Uncle Bud ... utility stunts
Blair Burrows ... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs ... stunts (as Gilbert Combs)
Bill Couch ... stunts (as William J. Couch)
Jean Coulter ... stunts
Carol Daniels ... stunts
Jadie David ... stunts
Eddy Donno ... stunts
Champ Donut ... utility stunts (as 'The Champ' Donut)
Bud Ekins ... stunts
Kenny Endoso ... stunts (as Kenneth Endoso)
Gary Epper ... stunts
Jeannie Epper ... stunts
Richard Epper ... stunts
Stephanie Epper ... stunts
Leonard P. Geer ... stunts (as Lenny Gear)
Kidd Gilbert ... utility stunts (as 'Kidd' Gilbert)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts
James M. Halty ... stunts
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (as Charles Hayward)
Freddie Hice ... stunts
Johnny Hock ... stunts
Chuck Hollum ... stunts
Tommy J. Huff ... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Dean Jeffries ... stunts
Harold Jones ... stunts
Jumbo ... utility stunts
Walt La Rue ... stunts
Terrible Leon ... utility stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunts
Gary McLarty ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Karen McLarty ... stunts (as Karen Werner)
Bennie Moore ... stunts (as Bennie E. Moore Jr.)
Stevie Myers ... stunts
Kitty O'Neil ... stunts
Alan Oliney ... stunts
Brad Orrison ... stunts
Mark Orrison ... stunts
Victor Paul ... stunts
Jonathan Pendragon ... stunts (as Jonathan Yarbrough)
David Perna ... stunts
Charlie Picerni ... stunts
Lee Pulford ... stunts
J.N. Roberts ... stunts
R.A. Rondell ... stunts
Wally Rose ... stunts
Cha Cha Sandoval-McMahon ... stunts (as Tanya Russell)
Sharon Schaffer ... stunts
Bill Sherman ... stunts
Jan Michael Shultz ... stunts
John Sistrunk ... stunts
Peter Stader ... stunts
Tom Steele ... stunts
Joe Stone ... stunts
Huff N. Stuff ... utility stunts (as Huff 'N' Stuff)
Bob Terhune ... stunts
Sammy Thurman ... stunts
Casey Van Horn ... stunts
Bud Walls ... stunts
Ethan Wayne ... stunts
James E. Wayne ... stunts
Brian Whitley ... stunts
Karl A. Wickman ... stunts
Walter Wyatt ... stunts
Dick Ziker ... stunts
Eddy Donno ... stunt double: John Belushi (uncredited)
Scott Hamilton ... stunt double (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff ... stunt double: Dan Aykroyd (uncredited) / truck stunts (uncredited)
David LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Amerian ... best boy
Roger G. Anderson ... grip: Chicago
Ed Auksel ... electrician: Chicago (as Edward Auksel)
Mike Benson ... second camera operator (as Michael Benson)
William Birch ... first camera operator: Chicago (as Bill Birch)
David Brauer ... grip: Chicago
Timothy Brennan ... second key grip
David G. Brown ... grip: Chicago
David L. Butler ... helicopter camera operator
Greg Cantrell ... electrician: Los Angeles
Ju Kuk Chun ... generator operator
Louis Cole ... electrician: Los Angeles
Tony Constanini ... electrician: Los Angeles
Joseph Cosko Jr. ... second assistant camera: second camera (as Joe Cosko Jr.)
Tom Cox ... best boy
Dennis De La Mata ... grip: Chicago
Douglas Dick ... electrician: Chicago
Dennis DiCristina ... electrician: Los Angeles (as Dennis de Christiana)
Peter J. Donoghue ... electrician: Chicago (as Peter J. Donaghue)
Douglas Downworth ... grip: Los Angeles
John T. Dustin ... second camera operator: Chicago
Jim Etter ... electrician: Los Angeles (as James Etter)
Derek Garth ... grip: Los Angeles
Mark Hogan ... electrician: Chicago (as Mark A. Hogan)
Dustin A. Huber ... electrician: Los Angeles (as Dustin Huber)
John Hudecek ... electrician: Chicago (as John Hudacek)
David Jarrell ... gaffer
Harry Jukes ... generator operator
Ray Kinzer ... key grip (as Raymond Kinzer)
George Kohut ... second camera first assistant: Chicago
Mako Koiwai ... second assistant camera
Edward C. Kras ... grip: Chicago
James LeBlanc ... first assistant camera: second camera (as Jim LeBlanc)
John LeBlanc ... first assistant camera
Alan H. Leder ... electrician: Chicago
Fred Ligman ... helicopter pilot and/or camera operator
Vera Lynn ... electrician: Los Angeles
Mel P. Mack ... grip: Chicago (as Melvyn P. Mack)
Bradley T. Matthys ... electrician: Chicago (as Brad Matthys)
Jim Mazzula ... second assistant camera, second camera: Chicago
John E. McCarthy ... grip: Chicago
Russell McCarthy ... generator operator
Stan McClain ... assistant camera: aerial unit
James A. Miller ... electrician: Chicago (as James C. Miller)
John Robert Miller ... grip: Chicago (as John Miller)
George Mooradian ... second assistant camera: Chicago
Tim Morton ... dp: b-unit
Charles E. Nippell ... electrician: Los Angeles (as Charles Nippell)
David B. Nowell ... helicopter pilot and/or camera operator (as David Nowell)
Keith Pallant ... electrician: Los Angeles
Mark Pearson ... camera operator
Alberto S. Ramos ... camera operator (as Albert Ramos) / dolly grip (as Albert Ramos)
Kent Ryan ... helicopter pilot and/or camera operator
Gary Small ... helicopter pilot and/or camera operator
Doug Smith ... electrician: Chicago
Peter Sorel ... still photographer
Mark Stanley ... grip: Los Angeles
Marion Sykes ... electrician: Chicago
Ted Varnadoe ... electrician: Los Angeles
Cary Vignal ... grip: Los Angeles
Karl A. Wickman ... helicopter pilot and/or camera operator (as Karl Wickman)
Melinda Wickman ... still photographer
David Wolf ... helicopter pilot and/or camera operator
Robert Woodside ... gaffer (as Bob Woodside)
Steve Yaconelli ... camera operator
Arvel Youngblood ... electrician: Los Angeles (as Avril Youngblood)
Vincent Contarino ... electrician (uncredited)
Frank Detone Jr. ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Rick Fee ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Adam Glick ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Steven Hiller ... additional camera assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Jur ... rigging electrician: Chicago (uncredited)
Ann Lukacs ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz ... electrician (uncredited)
Glenn K. Shimada ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael Simpson ... camera operator (uncredited)
Dean Williams ... still photographer: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sandra Dawes ... casting assistant (as Sandy Dawes)
Jo Doster ... casting assistant
Lisa Gottlieb ... casting assistant
Pemon Rami ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sue Dugan ... costumer: women
Hugo Peña ... costumer: men
Ervin W. Rose ... costumer: men
Haleen K. Holt ... costume illustrator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Julie Chandler ... locations: Chicago
Marla Cohen ... locations: Chicago
Marty Fraser ... locations: Chicago
Danae Walczak ... locations: Chicago

Music Department

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Elmer Bernstein ... composer: 'god' theme
Lori Hollingshead ... assistant music editor (as Lorinda Hollingshead)
Ira Newborn ... conductor / music supervisor
John Strauss ... music editor
John Michael Weaver ... assistant recording engineer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Katherine Wooten ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Dan Anglin ... transportation captain
Dave Busick ... set mechanic
Byron Carter ... in-seat car driver
Bob Cornell ... transportation captain
Dan Loveless ... driver: Chapman crane (as Danny Loveless)
Patrick Nallon ... transportation co-captain: Chicago (as Pat Nallon)
James Riccio ... transportation co-captain: Chicago (as Jim Riccio)
Frank Khoury ... driver (uncredited)
Kathleen Long ... picture vehicle continuity coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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John Alekna ... mechanic: Chicago
William Bannister ... production assistant
Dan Brewer ... video
Joel Briskin ... assistant to executive producer
Catherine Davis Cox ... secretary to producer
Antonio De Leon ... caterer
Mitchell El Mahdy ... medic
Linda Feferman ... intern: AFI
Ron Filbert ... auditor
Karin Fraas ... assistant: Mr. Belushi
Katterli Frauenfelder ... production assistant
Susan Goldberg ... production assistant
Andrew Goodman ... production assistant
Ron Gwynne ... story consultant
Nikol Hegarty ... production assistant
Richard Holley ... helicopter pilot (as Rick Holley)
Linda Horwitz ... production assistant
Deborah Hwang-Marriott ... associate to producer (as Deborah Hwang)
Gordon Jernberg ... mechanic: Los Angeles
Carlton Johnson ... choreographer
Ercelle Johnson ... assistant to choreographer
J. David Jones ... helicopter pilot (as David Jones)
Saul Kahan ... publicist
Richard Kawecki ... production assistant
Leroy Kerr ... assistant road manager: Blues Brothers band
Tony Kerum ... caterer
John Kochian ... assistant auditor: Chicago
George Koopman ... special operations: Chicago
Jeff Leith ... production assistant
Stinky Levitsky ... title designer
Morris Lyda ... road manager: Blues Brothers band
Amy McElhenney ... production secretary
Tim Meeks ... mechanic: Los Angeles
Eddie Olmstead ... mechanic: Los Angeles
Sherrill Patten ... auditor: Chicago
Mark Pearson ... helicopter pilot
Suzan Reed-Sosna ... production assistant
Bob Tischler ... producer and supervisor: Blues Brothers recordings
Marvin Towns Jr. ... production assistant (as Marvin Townes)
Urban 'Spark' Ullman ... production assistant (as Urban Ullman)
Chrisann Verges ... assistant to publicist
Linda Veugeler ... production assistant (as Linda Veugler)
Lou Volpano ... assistant road manager: Blues Brothers band
Michael Goi ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Mamalakis ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Swensen ... cast section (uncredited)
Jeff Winn ... daily craft service (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jane Byrne ... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Mayor Jane M. Byrne)
James R. Thompson ... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Governor James R. Thompson)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? Written by Sami Al-Taher

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Taglines They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Return of the Blues Brothers (United States)
  • Les Blues Brothers (France)
  • Blues Brothers (Germany)
  • Granujas a todo ritmo (Spain)
  • Братья Блюз (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 133 min
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Box Office

Budget $27,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,858,152, 22 Jun 1980

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Belushi disappeared while filming one of the night scenes. Dan Aykroyd looked around and saw a single house with its lights on. He went to the house and was prepared to identify himself, the movie, and that they were looking for Belushi. Before he could, the homeowner looked at him, smiled and said, "You're here for John Belushi, aren't you?" The homeowner told them Belushi had entered their house, asked if he could have a glass of milk and a sandwich, and then crashed on their couch. Situations like that prompted Aykroyd to affectionately dub Belushi "America's Guest". See more »
Goofs When the Good Old Boys arrive at Bob's Country Bunker, it is clearly after closing time. No explanation is given as to why they are so late, and they would realize that the bar is now closed and would not expect to play their set. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Shake Your Moneymaker See more »
Crazy Credits When in Hollywood, Visit Universal Studios (Ask for Babs) [see also National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)] See more »
Quotes Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.
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