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|
Music is essential to the world of musicals. That's obvious. So, tell me, why do some musicals have crappy music?
Anyway, i turned to 'The Blues Brothers' and first time in my life my musical ears have been cleaned. How can such a music genre be so... excellent. Blues music is influential, and so is this film. Since watching this movie, i have found myself engrossed to the world of Blues music. How can a movie be anymore influential?
This movie is not for the faint hearted, because it will grab you and shake you up real good.