DVD 141 mins IMDB 7.9
The Blues Brothers
Universal Studios (1980)
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Comedy, Musical, Action
USA  /  English

Dan Aykroyd Elwood Blues
John Candy Burton Mercer
John Belushi Jake Blues
James Brown Reverend Cleophus James
Cab Calloway Curtis
Ray Charles Ray
Aretha Franklin Mrs. Murphy
Steve Cropper Steve Cropper
Donald Dunn Donald Dunn
Murphy Dunne Murph
Willie Hall Willie 'Too Big' Hall

Director John Landis
Producer Bernie Brillstein; Robert K. Weiss; George Folsey Jr.
Writer John Landis; Dan Aykroyd
Cinematography Stephen M. Katz

Elwood Blues (Dan Akroyd) picks up his brother Jake (John Belushi) when he is released from prison. They return to the orphanage where they were raised and are told by Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman), that they need to raise money to pay the property taxes for the orphanage or it will be closed. While there, they also visit with Curtis the janitor (Cab Calloway), the man who inspired their love of the blues. He sends them out and they attend a church where the Reverend Cleophus James (James Brown) is preaching and Jake is inspired with an idea to raise the money for the orphanage, putting their Blues Brothers band back together for a big show. Along their journey they run into Ray (Ray Charles), Mrs. Murphy (Aretha Franklin), a Nazi (Henry Gibson), the Good Ole Boys band and their leader Tucker McElroy (Charles Napier), officer Burton Mercer (John Candy), and Jakes jilted girlfriend (Carrie Fisher). All this leads to the ultimate fundraiser and "encore".

Edition Details
Barcode 5050582037807
Region Region 1
Release Date 11/08/2003
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

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