|John Landis Director||previously directed Animal House|
"Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues have to raise money to pay taxes for the orphanage where they were raised, all while avoiding the police, rednecks, and Illinois Nazis. But don't worry. They're on a mission from God.
The Blues Brothers once held the record for crashing the most police cars in a movie at approximately 30. The record was eventually broken by Blues Brothers 2000.43 More Trivia
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We're on a mission from God
|John Belushi||'Joliet' Jake Blues|
|Dan Aykroyd||Elwood Blues|
|James Brown||Reverend Cleophus James|
|Aretha Franklin||Mrs. Murphy|
|Steve Cropper||Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper|
|Donald Dunn||Donald 'Duck' Dunn|
|Murphy Dunne||Murphy 'Murph' Dunne|
|Willie Hall||Willie 'Too Big' Hall|
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The Blues Brothers is a 1980's musical comedy movie, directed by John Landis. It stars Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the main characters, playing the brothers Elwood and Jake Blues. The movie is famous for its wide array of Blues music and musicians, featuring people like Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Ray Charles.
The film was generally well-reviewed and did well in the box office, ranking 10th for the year 1980. In total, the film grossed well over $115 million, $57 million domestically, before being released on TV and home video. The director of the film, John Landis, claimed that The Blues Brothers was the first American film to gross more money overseas ($58 million) than it did domestically.
The reviews of The Blues Brothers were pretty much positive, with a 85% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 45 reviews. The movie was also featured on various lists like "50 Greatest Comedy Films of All Time" (by Total Film), the 100 Funniest Movies (by Bravo) and has won the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing and Sound Effects.
The film was sometimes criticized because of its simplistic plot and the high amount of car chases. On the other hand, the movie's energetic musical scenes and humorous segments seem to take the overhand in the general reception of the movie.
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