The Blues Brothers Poster

Release Date: June 18th, 1980

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 1998

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, Action

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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