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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

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 ... 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blues Brothers - Il mito continua See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,979,599, 22 March 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

The Indiana State Police cars that first appear outside of Bobs Country Junction while the band is inside eating have a front plate, Indiana automobiles only have one plate; on the rear. Furthermore the uniforms worn by the Indiana State Police officers in the movie are incorrect. They have never worn green and never worn a jacket. Further along in the movie after the brothers are spotted at the restaurant and during the road block on the bridge the correct blue Indiana State Police uniform with upside down triangle patch (probably worn by actual officers who were called in to be extras) can be seen in the back (this is just after one of the troopers wearing the green uniform finishes talking to the person playing the FBI agent.) See more »

Quotes

Elwood Blues: Duck, give me a mountain tempo in A minor.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Trivettitude
(uncredited)
Written by Randall Crissman and Geoff Koch
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Astounding music and car chases
9 July 2008 | by bobbybillionsSee 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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