The Blues Brothers (1980)

Movie"They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God."
Audience Score
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back together to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

The Blues Brothers Collection

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical crime comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from "The Blues Brothers" musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. The 1998 sequel, Blues Brothers 2000, had similar traits to the original, including large car-chase scenes and musical numbers. Landis returned to direct the film and Aykroyd reprised his role, joining John Goodman, Joe Morton, and 10-year-old J. Evan Bonifant as the new Blues Brothers.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:June 16th, 1980
On DVD & Blu-ray:September 9th, 1998 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$27,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$115,200,000 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Bernie Brillstein
Production Companies:Universal Pictures