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The Blues Brothers Details

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Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). Said mission is to raise $5000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago. In case you aren't swept up in the infectuous nuttiness of the brothers Blue, you might have fun spotting film's legion of guest stars, including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Frank Oz, and Steven Spielberg. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 18, 1980

Cast

John Belushi
as Joliet Jake
Dan Aykroyd
as Elwood
James Brown
as Rev. Cleophus James
John Candy
as Burton Mercer
Ray Charles
as Ray
Carrie Fisher
as Mystery Woman
Cab Calloway
as Curtis
Aretha Franklin
as Soul Food Cafe Owner
Henry Gibson
as Nazi Leader
Murphy Dunne
as Murph
Steve Cropper
as Steve "The Colonel" Cropper
Frank Oz
as Corrections Officer
Kathleen Freeman
as Sister Mary Stigmata
Steven Williams
as Trooper Mount
Charles Napier
as Tucker McElroy
Twiggy
as Chic Lady
Walter Horton
as Tampa Pete
Ben Piazza
as Father
Toni Fleming
as Mrs. Tarantino
Norman Matlock
as Police Commissioner
Ralph Foody
as Police Dispatcher
Rosie Schuster
as Cocktail Waitress
Sean Hayden
as Orphan
Shotgun Britton
as The Cheese Whiz
Stan Mazin
as Drunk Dancer
Jack Callahan
as Good Ole Boy
Jack Orend
as Nazi
Joe Cirillo
as Police Captain
John Ring
as Fire Commissioner
Lou Marini
as "Blue" Lou Marini
Lou Perry
as Man at Bar
Jeff Morris
as Bob
Chaka Khan
as Choir Soloist
Alan Rubin
as Mr. Fabulous
Cindy Fisher
as Daughter #2
De'Voreaux White
as Young Guitar Thief
Elizabeth Hoy
as Daughter #3
Gary McLarty
as Man in Toy Store
Gary Houston
as Nazi
Dean Hill
as Nazi
John Landis
as Trooper La Fong
Paul Reubens
as Waiter
Steve Lawrence
as Maury Sline
Blair Burrows
as Good Ole Boy

Crew

John Landis
Director
Robert Weiss
Producer
John Landis
Screenwriter
Dan Aykroyd
Screenwriter
Stephen M. Katz
Cinematographer
Ira Newborn
Composer (Music Score)
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
George Folsey, Jr.
Editor
Henry Larrecq
Art Director
George Folsey, Jr.
Associate Producer
David Sosna
Associate Producer
Bernie Brillstein
Executive Producer
Deborah Nadoolman
Costume Designer
Leslie Frankenheimer
Set Decorator
Bill Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
Albert J. Whitlock
Special Effects
David Sosna
First Assistant Director
Katterli A. Frauenfelder
First Assistant Director
Steve Yaconelli
Camera Operator
Greg Brickman
Stunts
Freddie Hice
Stunts
Jadie David
Stunts
Janet Brady
Stunts
Alan Oliney
Stunts
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts
Karen Werner
Stunts
Walter Wyatt
Stunts
Tom Steele
Stunts
Bobby Bass
Stunts
Clay Boss
Stunts
Bob Terhune
Stunts
Wally Rose
Stunts
Kitty O'Neil
Stunts
Brad Orrison
Stunts
Richard Epper
Stunts
Walt LaRue
Stunts
Ray Bickel
Stunts
Eddy Donno
Stunts
Dean Jagger
Stunts
John Ashby
Stunts
Bud Ekins
Stunts
Mickey Gilbert
Stunts
Charlie Picerni
Stunts
Layne Britton
Stunts
Gary Epper
Stunts
Carlton Johnson
Choreography
Michael Chinich
Casting
Robert Latham Brown
Production Manager
Shotgun Britton
Makeup
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