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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

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

In one scene, Cab (Joe Morton) mentions that when the Blues Brothers last performed, they caused damages costing twenty-four million dollars, which was the budget of The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Goofs

When the Blues Brother's band begins to play for the actual "battle of the bands" at Queen Mousette's, you can hear a Baritone Sax playing, but Blue Lou Marini is holding a Tenor Sax, and not actually playing it at that moment. See more »

Quotes

'Bones' Malone: [to Donald Duck Dunn and Steve the Col. Cropper] Guys this caller sounds familiar.
Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper: [Elwood starts talking about their topic which is two time criminals getting severely punished] Elwood Blues, nowhere to run.
Donald "Duck" Dunn: Nowhere to hide!
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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

Lookin' For A Fox
Written by Wilbur Terrell, Clarence Carter, Rick Hall and Marcus Daniel (as Marcus Daniels)
Performed by John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd, and The Blues Brothers Band
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Yes, it really is THAT bad!!!
11 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the few movies I have ever seen which actually made me angry... not just disappointed, mind you, but downright furious! No one expected this film to live up to the classic original, but for a sequel to fall this far short of the mark is just plain insulting. This cinematic ipecac fails on just about every possible level; the worst failure being that is just no fun to watch! Instead, it made me uncomfortable and a little embarrassed for the people on the screen.

And for those who are confused by the fact that some people have rated this movie very highly, notice that the majority of positive reviews focus on the music. Yes, I love the Blues, and this movie features some good numbers, but GOOD MUSIC DOES NOT MAKE A GOOD MOVIE!! If you want to hear the tunes, by all means get the soundtrack CD. Or simply fast-forward through the lame dialog, wooden acting, and ridiculous plot to watch the music scenes. But I highly discourage anyone who liked the original Blues Brothers from wasting their time on this crassly commercial, soulless, and painfully unfunny movie. ...But that's just my opinion.


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