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The Blues Brothers (16-Jun-1980)

Director: John Landis

Writers: Dan Aykroyd; John Landis

Producer: Robert K. Weiss

Keywords: Action/Comedy, Nuns, SNL Spinoff, Classic Car Chase, Road Trip, Nazis

Upon release from prison of "Joliet" Jake Blues, brothers Jake and Elwood Blues visit the Catholic orphanage which raised them, and are disturbed to learn it is in arrears for property taxes and in danger of foreclosure. The obvious solution is to put their band back together and hold a charity concert; although they are on a "mission from God", many things stand in their way. Includes one of the greatest car chases in history. Best SNL spinoff by a wide margin.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dan Aykroyd
Actor
1-Jul-1952   Saturday Night Live, Dr. Detroit
John Belushi
Actor
24-Jan-1949 5-Mar-1982 Animal House
James Brown
Singer
3-May-1933 25-Dec-2006 Godfather of Soul
Cab Calloway
Jazz Musician
25-Dec-1907 18-Nov-1994 King of Hi-De-Ho
John Candy
Actor
31-Oct-1950 4-Mar-1994 Uncle Buck
Ray Charles
Musician
23-Sep-1930 10-Jun-2004 Georgia On My Mind
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Bassist
24-Nov-1941 13-May-2012 Booker T & the M.G.'s
Carrie Fisher
Actor
21-Oct-1956   Princess Leia in Star Wars
Aretha Franklin
Singer
25-Mar-1942   R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Kathleen Freeman
Actor
17-Feb-1919 23-Aug-2001 Gen. Burkhalter's sister
Henry Gibson
Actor
21-Sep-1935 14-Sep-2009 Laugh-In
John Lee Hooker
Musician
22-Aug-1917 21-Jun-2001 Prominent blues musician
Chaka Khan
Singer
23-Mar-1953   I Feel For You
John Landis
Film Director
3-Aug-1950   An American Werewolf in London
Steve Lawrence
Singer
8-Jul-1935   The Steve Lawrence Show
Charles Napier
Actor
12-Apr-1936 5-Oct-2011 Duke Phillips on The Critic
Frank Oz
Actor
25-May-1944   Yoda, Miss Piggy, and The Stepford Wives
Paul Reubens
Actor
27-Aug-1952   Pee-wee Herman
Steven Spielberg
Film Director
18-Dec-1946   E.T.
Twiggy
Actor
19-Sep-1949   Waifish 60s fashion model
Joe Walsh
Musician
20-Nov-1947   Life's Been Good To Me
Steven Williams
Actor
7-Jan-1949   Capt. Fuller on 21 Jump Street

CAST

John Belushi   ...   Joliet Jake
Dan Aykroyd   ...   Elwood
James Brown   ...   Rev. Cleophus James
Cab Calloway   ...   Curtis
Ray Charles   ...   Ray
Aretha Franklin   ...   Soul Food Cafe Owner
Steve "The Colonel" Cropper   ...   Himself
Donald "Duck" Dunn   ...   Himself
Murphy Dunne   ...   Murph
Willie "Too Tall" Hall   ...   Himself
Tom "Bones" Malone   ...   Himself
"Blue" Lou Marini   ...   Himself
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   ...   Himself
Alan "Mr. Fabulous" Rubin   ...   Himself
Carrie Fisher   ...   Mystery Woman
Henry Gibson   ...   Head Nazi
John Candy   ...   Burton Mercer
John Lee Hooker   ...   Street Slim
Kathleen Freeman   ...   Sister Mary Stigmata
Steve Lawrence   ...   Maury Sline
Twiggy   ...   Chic Lady
Frank Oz   ...   Corrections Officer
Jeff Morris   ...   Bob
Charles Napier   ...   Tucker McElroy
Steven Williams   ...   Trooper Mount
Armand Cerami   ...   Trooper Daniel
Tom Erhart   ...   Prison Guard
Gerald Walling   ...   Prison Guard
Walter Levine   ...   Prison Guard
Alonzo Atkins   ...   Choirmaster
Chaka Khan   ...   Choir Soloist
James Cleveland's So. Calif. Community Choir   ...   Choir
Stephen Bishop   ...   Charming Trooper
John Landis   ...   Trooper La Fong
Kristi Oleson   ...   Sales Girl
Gary McLarty   ...   Man in Toy Store
Joe Cuttone   ...   Lloyd
Shotgun Britton   ...   The Cheese Whiz
Toni Fleming   ...   Mrs. Tarantino
Judy Jacklin   ...   Cocktail Waitress
Rosie Shuster   ...   Cocktail Waitress
Paul Reubens   ...   Waiter
Ben Piazza   ...   Father
Gwen Banta   ...   Mother
Lari Taylor   ...   Daughter #1
Cindy Fisher   ...   Daughter #2
Elizabeth Hoy   ...   Daughter #3
Tony M. Conde   ...   Sommelier
Eugene J. Anthony   ...   Gruppenfuehrer
Dean Hill   ...   Nazi
Gary Houston   ...   Nazi
Jack Orend   ...   Nazi
Gene Schuldt   ...   Nazi
Charles Mountain   ...   Cop
Maxwell Street Musicians
Walter Horton   ...   Tampa Pete
Pinetop Perkins   ...   Luther Jackson
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith   ...   Drums
Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson   ...   Guitar
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones   ...   Bass
Carolyn Franklin   ...   Soul Food Chorus
Brenda Bryant Corbett   ...   Soul Food Chorus
Margaret Branch   ...   Soul Food Chorus
Devoreaux White   ...   Young Guitar Thief
Sheilah Wells   ...   Claire
Lou Perry   ...   Man at Bar
Stan Mazin   ...   Drunk Dancer
Russ Bruzek   ...   The Good Ole Boys
Blair Burrows   ...   The Good Ole Boys
Jack Callahan   ...   The Good Ole Boys
Gene Janson   ...   The Good Ole Boys
Gil Pearson   ...   The Good Ole Boys
Orphans
Aaron Jais   ...   Orphan
Lemetrius Daniels   ...   Orphan
Jeff Cahill   ...   Orphan
Curt Clendenin   ...   Orphan
Steve Cruz   ...   Orphan
Leonard Daniels   ...   Orphan
Sean Hayden   ...   Orphan
Babatunde Myers   ...   Orphan
Gary Patzik   ...   Orphan
J. Bernard Walton   ...   Orphan
Butch Williams   ...   Orphan
Wally Engelhardt   ...   Gas Station Owner
Michael Klenfner   ...   Clarion Records' President
Ralph Foody   ...   Police Dispatcher
Lenny Garner   ...   Lobby Guard #1
Andrew Goodman   ...   Lobby Guard #2
Edward Donno   ...   SWAT Team Commander
Steven Spielberg   ...   Cook County Clerk
Joe Walsh   ...   Prisoner
Shirley Levine   ...   Woman on Cutting Room Floor

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