The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Blues Brothers
7.4/10 by 822 users

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their old band together and they're on their way, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

Release Date:June 17, 1980
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
Production Company:Universal Pictures
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:John Landis, Katherine Wooten
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Plot Keywords:dancing, prison, chicago, country music, nun, jazz, car journey, blues, nazis, music, concert, music instrument, children's home, shopping mall, orphanage, winnebago, church, sunglasses, parole, car chase, music band, loudspeaker, saturday night live, wrigley field, holiday inn
  • Great all round movie!
    October 20, 2004
    This is an excellent movie, rich with comedy and music. It's about 2 corrupt brothers, who wish to help a nun. The story starts with Jake (John Belushi) being released from prison, where Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) picks him up. The story proceeds with them trying to honestly earn 5,000 dollars. They start by getting a little "churching up" and then try to put "the band" back together. With them continuing, and playing shows for meager amounts of money, finally get a break, and make a huge gig in a fancy hotel! While avoiding hundreds (literally) of cops, and "They can't catch us--we're on a mission from God". While making friends (and enemies) along the way, providing a side-busting movie! A must have for all good DVD collections!