Blues Brothers 2000

February 6th, 1998


Blues Brothers 2000

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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

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

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


Did You Know?

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).

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.

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...

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


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