The Blues Brothers (1980)

They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God.

MusicComedyActionCrime

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood 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, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

Director: John Landis

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Movie Score: 7.5/10 from 1071 votes
Release Date: 1980-06-17
Status: Released
Run time: 133 min / 2:13
Production Studio : Universal Pictures
Production Country: United States of America

The Blues Brothers Casts

Dan Aykroyd
as Elwood Blues (as Elwood)
John Belushi
as 'Joliet' Jake Blues (as Jake)
James Brown
as Reverend Cleophus James
Cab Calloway
as Curtis
Ray Charles
as Ray
Aretha Franklin
as Mrs. Murphy
Steve Cropper
as Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper
Donald "Duck" Dunn
as Donald 'Duck' Dunn
Murphy Dunne
as Murphy 'Murph' Dunne
Willie Hall
as Willie 'Too Big' Hall
Tom Malone
as "Bones" Malone
Lou Marini
as 'Blue Lou' Marini
Matt Murphy
as Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
Alan Rubin
as Mr. Fabulous
Carrie Fisher
as Mystery Woman
Henry Gibson
as Head Nazi
John Candy
as Burton Mercer
Kathleen Freeman
as Schwester Mary Stigmata ('Die Pinguin-Tante')
John Lee Hooker
as John Lee Hooker
Tom Erhart
as Prison Guard
Gerald Walling
as Prison Guard
Walter Levine
as Prison Guard
Alonzo Atkins
as Choirmaster
Chaka Khan
as Choir Soloist
Armand Cerami
as Trooper Daniel
Steven Williams
as Trooper Mount
Kristi Oleson
as Sales Girl
Gary McLarty
as Man in Toy Store
Joe Cuttone
as Lloyd
Layne Britton
as The Cheese Whiz
Toni Fleming
as Mrs. Tarantino
Rosie Shuster
as Cocktail Waitress
Paul Reubens
as Waiter
Ben Piazza
as Father
Gwen Banta
as Mother
Lari Taylor
as Daughter #1
Cindy Fisher
as Daughter #2
Elizabeth Hoy
as Daughter #3
Tony M. Conde
as Sommelier
Eugene J. Anthony
as Gruppenführer
Dean Hill
as Nazi
Jack Orend
as Nazi
Gene Schuldt
as Nazi
Charles Mountain
as Cop
Frank Oz
as Corrections Officer
John Landis
as Trooper La Fong
Gary Houston
as Nazi
Judith Belushi-Pisano
as Cocktail Waitress
Elmore James
as Choir
Stephen Bishop
as Charming Trooper
Charles Napier
as Tucker McElroy
Steven Spielberg
as Cook County Assessor's Office Clerk
Curt Clendenin
as Orphan
Twiggy
as Chic Lady

The Blues Brothers Crew

Directing John Landis Director
Writing John Landis Author
Writing Dan Aykroyd Author
Production Robert K. Weiss Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Stephen M. Katz Director of Photography
Editing George Folsey Jr. Editor
Production Michael Chinich Casting
Art John J. Lloyd Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Nadoolman Costume Design
Crew Gary McLarty Special Effects
Crew Gary McLarty Stunt Coordinator
Art Hal Gausman Set Decoration
Directing Katherine Wooten Script Supervisor
Sound Earl Sampson Boom Operator
Production Fran Roy Production Supervisor
Camera Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator
Camera John LeBlanc Camera Operator
Camera Mako Koiwai Camera Operator
Art Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer Set Decoration
Production Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer