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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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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

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Shaffer was the keyboard player, and inspirational early member of the original Blues Brothers band, but was prevented from appearing in the first movie for contractual reasons. He wrote the original music in this movie and gets a guest appearance as Marco the emcee at Queen Moussette's. See more »

Goofs

A ramp can be seen when the Russian's Chrysler Fifth Avenue jumps and rolls over. See more »

Quotes

Queen Mousette: You wish to enter the Battle of the Bands contest.
Mighty Mack: We wish to win first prize!
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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 »


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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Great music, but where's John Belushi?
4 April 2001 | by omar-23See all my reviews

I have to admit that some parts of this movie were clever indeed. It was cool that they tied in the deaths of John Belushi and Cab Calloway into the movie's plot, making the characters they played dead as well. If Jim Belushi took the part of Joliet Jake, that would have been a disaster. Still, the plot of this movie could have used some serious work. For instance, in the original movie, the Blues Brothers (a) were actually brothers and (b) were on an actual "mission from God". Their goal was to make some honest money to save an orphanage from shutting down, while trying to flee from the police at the same time. The movie brought back blues legends such as Aretha Franklin and James Brown back into the spotlight, and it helped contribute to the death of disco. Eighteen years later, Jake's dead, Cab Calloway's dead, the orphanage has been shut down, so why are they being chased by the police? Because a half brother of Elwood got p***ed off at finding his real past? The kid, I must add, was a nice touch, and it was cool to see twice as many blues legends in this movie, including some new artists like Johnny Lang and Erykah Badu. But there should have been a better plot, because it seemed as though the Blues Brothers Band were going from event to event for the hell of it. Where's the plot in that? Police, leave these guys alone. The big mistake in this movie was its attempt to outdo the original movie. The music was great, and I highly recommend buying the soundtrack. However, don't expect to see a plot in this story. Otherwise, enjoy.


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