Blues Brothers 2000

February 6, 1998 0 By Fans
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Plot

Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 4.5/10 (14,949 voted)

Director:
John Landis

Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Walter Levine

Storyline
Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is pursued cross-country by the cops, led by Cabel the Curtis' son (and Elwood's step-brother), the Russian Mafia, and a militia group. On his new "mission from God" Elwood enlists the help of a young orphan, and a strip club bartender.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis

Cast:

Walter Levine

Same Guard


Dan Aykroyd

Elwood Blues


Tom Davis

Prison Clerk


Frank Oz

Warden


Shann Johnson

Matara
/
Dancer


B.B. King

Malvern Gasperon


Kathleen Freeman

Mother Mary Stigmata


J. Evan Bonifant

Buster


Gloria Slade

Police Receptionist


Joe Morton

Cabel Chamberlain


Jennifer Irwin

Nun #1


Junior Wells

Junior Wells


Lonnie Brooks

Lonnie Brooks


Leon Pendarvis

Stripster Band


Steve Potts

Stripster Band

Taglines:
The Blues Are Back

Release Date: 6 February 1998

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $28,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,129,615
(USA)
(8 February 1998)
(2507 Screens)

Gross: $26,000,000
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Both Blues Brothers movies begin with a song by Taj Mahal ("She Caught The Katy" in
The Blues Brothers and "John The Revelator" in this film).

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
When the band leaves for their play date in Louisiana, they have only two cars. The passenger compartments of both are filled with the band members, and the trunk of the Blues Mobile contains the young member Buster. This leaves only the trunk of the other car to carry the band's equipment. It would be impossible to fit all their guitars, amps, horns, drums, and other gear into this one small trunk.

Quotes:

Elwood Blues:
[addressing the rest if the band]
You may go if you wish. But remember this: walk away now and you walk away from your crafts, your skills, your vocations; leaving the next generation with nothing but recycled, digitally-sampled techno-grooves, quasi-synth rhythms, pseudo-songs of violence-laden gangsta-rap…
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User Review

There are much worse films than this.

Rating: 6/10


It takes guts to make a sequel to a movie after 20 years, especially
after the original has become a legend and the star has died since.

However this movie does a lot of things right and frankly, even if it
had been perfect, some people would hate it anyway. The film suffers
from not having John Belushi, but John Goodman puts in a good effort,
and I for one was surprised at the quality of his singing. James Brown
and Aretha Franklin reprise their guest roles. The music is not as good
as the original but still better than most music in the charts these
days.

The humour from the original is here but it is not as funny as the
original. In fact all elements from the original are here in slightly
inferior forms, with the exception of the car chase, which is better.

To be honest, it is worth seeing this film just to see how all the band
has aged. i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Blues music, though
fans of the original may be disappointed