The Blues Brothers Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for The Blues Brothers the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

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.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
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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