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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."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Levine ... Same Guard
... Elwood Blues
... Prison Clerk
... Warden
Shann Johnson ... Matara / Dancer
... Malvern Gasperon
... Mother Mary Stigmata
... Buster
... Police Receptionist
... Cabel Chamberlain
... Nun #1
Junior Wells ... Junior Wells
Lonnie Brooks ... Lonnie Brooks
Leon Pendarvis ... Stripster Band
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


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Rated PG-13 for exotic dancing and some language | See all certifications »

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6 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blues Brothers - Il mito continua  »

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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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Trivia

Cab has a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his office. In the first film, Curtis also has a picture of King in his room (as well as Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy). See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Hack-O-Lantern (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Background Vocals: The Ridgeway Sisters (Esther Ridgeway, Gloria Ridgeway, Gracie Ridgeway)
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Chill, Enjoy The Miusic And Laugh
26 February 2006 | by See 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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