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R| 2 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
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 , Carrie Fisher , Aretha Franklin , Henry Gibson

Director: John Landis

Genres: Musical comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Release Date: June 16th, 1980|2 hr. 13 min.

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  • February 07, 2012 Dry Master
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    Blues Brothers mixes with Musical, Comedy, and intense action all together in a great format. The casting was brilliant and was very entertaining. Everytime I see it on I watch it. A great film. I really liked it and is WAY better than that sequel.

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