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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

When Buster (J. Evan Bonifant) tries to light a cigarette in the new Bluesmobile, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) tosses the lighter out the window, just as Jake Blues (John Belushi) did in the first movie. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Murphy sings "Respect" at the Mercedes dealership, there are lots of people on the bridge outside. After a close-up, a second later in a shot from the same angle, no people at all on the bridge. See more »

Quotes

Malvern: The Blues Brothers Band! Hmph!
Dr. John: Bunch a wanna be players
Stevie Winwood: How good can a mess like that sound any way?
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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

Theme From Peter Gunn
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by 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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