The Blues Brothers

 

 

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Comedy, Musical

133 mins

1980

John Landis

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synopsis

After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.

cast:

John Belushi ; Dan Aykroyd ; James Brown ; Cab Calloway ; Ray Charles ; Aretha Franklin ; Steve Cropper ; Carrie Fisher

crew:

Bernie Brillstein (executive producer) ; Stephen M. Katz (Cinematography) ; John J. Lloyd (Production Design); Henry Larrecq (Art Direction)

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