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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 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 Blues Brothers (1980), 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

When the sniper is lining up his shot at the truck rally show, the front cap on his scope appears closed. However, this is a night vision scope that has a protective cover that allows only the right amount of light in as to not ruin the light sensor inside the scope. See more »

Quotes

Elwood Blues: [while the Russian's are at the burial sight of a loved one, Elwood is trying to get Mr. Fabulous, who has now become a funeral director, to rejoin the band]
[loudly]
Elwood Blues: Hey, Mr. Fabulous, what time you want us to come back and grab the rings and watch off the corpse?
Mighty Mack: [Russians at the funeral begin to talk amongst themselves in Russian]
[more loudly]
Mighty Mack: And what about the deal with the medical college for his dick!
Mr. Fabulous: [the Russians begin to yell, get out their weapons, and shoot at them] ... We're dead now.
[...]
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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

Referenced in First Viewing: The Country Bears (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

John The Revelator
Traditional - Arranged by Son House
Performed by Sam Moore, Sharon Riley and The Faith Chorale
Courtesy of Private Music
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Music, Music
4 October 1999 | by krukowSee all my reviews

Who cares about the plot? There wasn't one. The best thing about this movie is the top notch music and performers. Having all those folks in one film is incredible. A hundred years from now, this film would be a great case study of the R & B, Soul, and Blues of this time. And this tease.stay after the final credits, and you will be greatly rewarded. For this type of film I wish there was 2 scoring systems, one for the plot and the other for the music.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blues Brothers 2000 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

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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