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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."

Director:

John Landis

Writers:

Dan Aykroyd (film The Blues Brothers), John Landis (film The Blues Brothers) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Levine Walter Levine ... Same Guard
Dan Aykroyd ... Elwood Blues
Tom Davis ... Prison Clerk
Frank Oz ... Warden
Shann Johnson Shann Johnson ... Matara / Dancer
B.B. King ... Malvern Gasperon
Kathleen Freeman ... Mother Mary Stigmata
J. Evan Bonifant ... Buster
Gloria Slade ... Police Receptionist
Joe Morton ... Cabel Chamberlain
Jennifer Irwin ... Nun #1
Junior Wells ... Junior Wells
Lonnie Brooks Lonnie Brooks ... Lonnie Brooks
Leon Pendarvis Leon Pendarvis ... Stripster Band
Steve Potts 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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Elwood Blues: [addressing the rest if the band] You may go if you wish. But remember this: walk away now and you walk away from your crafts, your skills, your vocations; leaving the next generation with nothing but recycled, digitally-sampled techno-grooves, quasi-synth rhythms, pseudo-songs of violence-laden gangsta-rap, acid pop, and simpering, saccharine, soulless slush. Depart now and you forever separate yourselves from the vital American legacies of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The 1080p HD/Blu-ray version plasters the original 1997 Universal logo with a remastered version with the website underneath the globe. It also removes the Universal Studios Hollywood & Florida promo with the "Ask for Babs" gag. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bump And A Grind (Doin' The Nasty)
Written by Matt Murphy (as Matthew T. Murphy)
Performed by The Blues Brothers Band
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Chill, Enjoy The Miusic And Laugh
26 February 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Here's another film in which I totally go against the critics - both professional and on this board, who take themselves too seriously at times. They hated this sequel to "The Blues Brothers," but I enjoyed it very much. They need to chill a bit and realize the purpose of this film: simply a tribute to the music.

How could any fan of "blues," not like this? I mean, look at all the great performers in this film and how much better does it get to have all of them join in for a couple of jam sessions at the end? The movie sports a "Who's Who" of modern-day blues musicians and singers and also is directed by John Landis, who has directed some of the most entertaining films of the last 25 years.

Plus, it was simply a funny movie with two funny guys - Dan Akyroyd and John Goodman - and a really neat-looking little kid in J. Evan Bonifant who really makes me laugh. Just looking at this 10-year-old dancing is his Blues Brothers outfit alone is worth a number of laughs. Some of the characters in here are so outrageous they would be tough to describe. The car chases, the dances and clothing and over-the-top story all add up to two hours of lamed-brained fun. No, this isn't Shakespeare and it wasn't mean to be. It's a much nicer-edged movie than the first Blues Brothers, too. Unfortunately, too many people want "edgy" material all the time .

Not only are the characters colorful, so is the cinematography, making it both a visual and audio treat. So....just look at it as a blue concert with laughs, and, hopefully, you'll enjoy it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Palatine, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,129,615, 8 February 1998

Gross USA:

$14,051,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,051,384
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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DTS | DTS-Stereo | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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