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|
|Genres||:||Music, Comedy, Action, Crime|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||John Landis, Katherine Wooten|
|Writers||:||John Landis, Dan Aykroyd|
|Casts||:||Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Willie Hall, Tom Malone, Lou Marini, Matt Murphy, Alan Rubin, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, John Candy, Kathleen Freeman, John Lee Hooker, Tom Erhart, Gerald Walling, Walter Levine, Alonzo Atkins, Chaka Khan, Armand Cerami, Steven Williams, Kristi Oleson, Gary McLarty, Joe Cuttone, Layne Britton, Toni Fleming, Rosie Shuster, Paul Reubens, Ben Piazza, Gwen Banta, Lari Taylor, Cindy Fisher, Elizabeth Hoy, Tony M. Conde, Eugene J. Anthony, Dean Hill, Jack Orend, Gene Schuldt, Charles Mountain, Frank Oz, John Landis, Gary Houston, Judith Belushi-Pisano, Elmore James, Stephen Bishop, Charles Napier, Steven Spielberg, Curt Clendenin|
|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|
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!