The Blues Brothers

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Direct out of jail, Jake Blues and his Brother Elwood are off on a “mission from God” to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together and they're on their way yet not without getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $115,229,890.00

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Release Information

  • June 17, 1980
    R, Theatrical
  • September 9, 1998
    NR, Physical
  • July 26, 2011
    NR, Physical



Cast 53

  1. Dan Aykroyd

    Dan Aykroyd
    Elwood Blues (as Elwood)

  2. John Belushi

    John Belushi
    'Joliet' Jake Blues (as Jake)

  3. James Brown

    James Brown
    Reverend Cleophus James

  4. Cab Calloway

    Cab Calloway

  5. Ray Charles
  6. Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin
    Mrs. Murphy

  7. Steve Cropper

    Steve Cropper
    Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper

  8. D"

    Donald "Duck" Dunn
    Donald 'Duck' Dunn

  9. MD

    Murphy Dunne
    Murphy 'Murph' Dunne

  10. WH

    Willie Hall
    Willie 'Too Big' Hall

  11. TM

    Tom Malone
    "Bones" Malone

  12. LM

    Lou Marini
    'Blue Lou' Marini

  13. Matt Murphy

    Matt Murphy
    Matt 'Guitar' Murphy

  14. AR

    Alan Rubin
    Mr. Fabulous

  15. Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher
    Mystery Woman

  16. Henry Gibson

    Henry Gibson
    Head Nazi

  17. John Candy

    John Candy
    Burton Mercer

  18. Kathleen Freeman

    Kathleen Freeman
    Schwester Mary Stigmata ('Die Pinguin-Tante')

  19. JL

    John Lee Hooker
    John Lee Hooker

  20. TE

    Tom Erhart
    Prison Guard

  21. GW

    Gerald Walling
    Prison Guard

  22. WL

    Walter Levine
    Prison Guard

  23. AA

    Alonzo Atkins

  24. Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan
    Choir Soloist

  25. AC

    Armand Cerami
    Trooper Daniel

  26. Steven Williams

    Steven Williams
    Trooper Mount

  27. KO

    Kristi Oleson
    Sales Girl

  28. GM

    Gary McLarty
    Man in Toy Store

  29. JC
  30. LB

    Layne Britton
    The Cheese Whiz

  31. TF

    Toni Fleming
    Mrs. Tarantino

  32. RS

    Rosie Shuster
    Cocktail Waitress

  33. Paul Reubens

    Paul Reubens

  34. Ben Piazza

    Ben Piazza

  35. Gwen Banta

    Gwen Banta

  36. LT

    Lari Taylor
    Daughter #1

  37. Cindy Fisher

    Cindy Fisher
    Daughter #2

  38. EH

    Elizabeth Hoy
    Daughter #3

  39. TM

    Tony M. Conde

  40. EJ

    Eugene J. Anthony

  41. DH

    Dean Hill

  42. JO
  43. GS
  44. CM
  45. Frank Oz

    Frank Oz
    Corrections Officer

  46. John Landis

    John Landis
    Trooper La Fong

  47. Gary Houston
  48. JB

    Judith Belushi-Pisano
    Cocktail Waitress

  49. EJ
  50. Stephen Bishop

    Stephen Bishop
    Charming Trooper

  51. Charles Napier

    Charles Napier
    Tucker McElroy

  52. Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg
    Cook County Assessor's Office Clerk

  53. Curt Clendenin

Crew 21


  1. JJ

    John J. Lloyd
    Production Design

  2. HG

    Hal Gausman
    Set Decoration

  3. LM


  1. SM

    Stephen M. Katz
    Director of Photography

  2. SY

    Steve Yaconelli
    Camera Operator

  3. JL

    John LeBlanc
    Camera Operator

  4. MK

    Mako Koiwai
    Camera Operator

Costume & Make-Up

  1. DN

    Deborah Nadoolman
    Costume Design


  1. GM

    Gary McLarty
    Special Effects

  2. GM

    Gary McLarty
    Stunt Coordinator


  1. John Landis

    John Landis

  2. KW

    Katherine Wooten
    Script Supervisor


  1. GF


  1. RK

    Robert K. Weiss

  2. MC
  3. FR

    Fran Roy
    Production Supervisor

  4. Bernie Brillstein

    Bernie Brillstein
    Executive Producer


  1. Elmer Bernstein

    Elmer Bernstein
    Original Music Composer

  2. ES

    Earl Sampson
    Boom Operator


  1. John Landis

    John Landis

  2. Dan Aykroyd

    Dan Aykroyd

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