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As an excuse to run rampant on the city of Chicago, Jake (Belushi) and Elwood (Aykroyd) Blues attempt to raise $5,000 for their childhood orphanage by putting their old band back together. Good music, quotable dialogue, lots of wrecked cars, plenty of cameos. A classic.

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Available on Running time 133 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Comedy, Motor Vehicle Dept., Chicago, Slob Comedy, Rock Stars on Film, Screen Teams: Belushi & Aykroyd, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Adapted from Saturday Night Live, Rock Flicks, Jazz & Blues, Cops, Nuns & Priests, Road Trip
Screenplay
John Landis, Dan Aykroyd
Cast
Murphy Dunne, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Henry Gibson, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Kathleen Freeman, Steven Williams, Charles Napier, Stephen Bishop
Cinematography
Stephen M. Katz
Director
John Landis
Music
Ira Newborn, Elmer Bernstein
Other
Frank Oz, Steven Spielberg, Twiggy, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Steve Lawrence, John Lee Hooker, John Landis, Chaka Khan
Producer
Robert K. Weiss

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The Blues Brothers
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Stacey

The Blues Brothers came out in 1980 and has a total running time of 133 minutes. John Belushi (as Jake Blues) and Dan Aykroyd (as Elwood Blues) star in this comedy film. Jake Blues and his brother Elwood Blues grew up being raised by nuns in an orphanage. They find out that the church is going to be sold and the only way to keep the place is if the tax on the property is paid. There’s just two problems. The tax on the property is $5000 and it needs to be paid in less than two weeks. So Jake and Elwood decide to get their blues band back together and raise the money. Will they reach their goal?

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Nicholle

This is a really funny show. Belushi and Aykroyd are really good actors who started out on Saturday Night Live in the 70's. Their black suits and sun glasses became a trade mark for the show. There are a lot of crash scenes that are a little dated now, but the trouble they cause around the city is funny. The two actors have a really good chemistry together so they are enjoyable to watch. Also, the music is really good from this music and became very popular as well.