Blues Brothers 2000

Synopsis: Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is pursued cross-country by the cops, led by Cabel the Curtis' son (and Elwood's step-brother), the Russian Mafia, and a militia group. On his new "mission from God" Elwood enlists the help of a young orphan, and a strip club bartender.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): John Landis
Production: Universal Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

- Good morning, Warden.

- Tom.

Is that Elwood Blues?

Yes, sir. Released yesterday.

Did you tell him about Jake?

No, sir. I thought you told him.

I'm sorry.


...I work for a friend of yours.

Who's that?

Your old drummer, Willie.

I dance at his club.

He heard you were out

and asked me to get you.

He said he'd give you a job.

Matara, could you drop me off here?

What can I do for you?

Sir, how much would that full-sized...

...Ford police package run me?

Get yourself $500...

...and come back to see me.

Okay, sir.

That's a nice car.

I'll save it for you.


I wasn't sure you would come, Elwood.

A letter from you is like a command, sister.

You know that.

Actually, it's Mother Mary now.

That's a promotion, isn't it?

I was sorry to hear about Jake.

Yeah, well I guess

he's in a much better place.

Where is Curtis?

Curtis has gone on as well, Elwood.

I'm sorry.

So that's why he stopped writing me.

He was very upset

when the orphanage closed.

Curtis was the closest thing to a dad

Jake and I ever had.

He gave us the music.

The Lord works in mysterious ways,


We must go on and fight the good fight.

The orphanage is gone, Jake's gone,

Curtis is gone.

I got no brother, no roots, no life.

I got nothing!

Young man... were not taught and raised by me... fold at the slightest whiff

of adverse circumstances.

Now quit your silly moping,

pull yourself together and snap out of it!


But nothing! Wise up!

Turn your heart to the Creator.

You are so quick to despair.

You are not the only person in the world

who has had tragedy in their lives.

Did you know that Curtis had a son?

Curtis had a son?

Before Curtis came to us

at St. Helen of the Blessed Shroud...

...he had a musical group

that toured juke joints in the Midwest.

In one town, Curtis had an affair

with a married woman.

Go, Curtis.

I mean, that's terrible.

That's what I thought you meant.

The woman became pregnant

and decided to stay with her husband...

...never telling him

that the boy child wasn't his.

Curtis was devastated.

He came to us as a custodian...

...and spent the rest of his life

caring for little orphans like you.

That's a beautiful story.

Wait a minute. If Curtis had a son...

...that guy would be kind of like

my stepbrother.

I have a family.

Curtis stayed in touch

with the boy's mother.

He sent his paycheck every week.

Where is this boy now?

He's a grown man now,

and doing quite well.

He's in the city.

His name is Cabel Chamberlain.

Cabel Chamberlain.

He knows nothing about Curtis.

You are not to tell him.

I wouldn't say anything.

Do you know anything about mentoring?

No. What about it?

I'd like you to meet someone.

Sister, would you send Buster in here?

Wait a minute.

Thank you.

Come in, Buster, and sit down.

Elwood, say hello to Buster.

Hi. How ya doin'?

Buster, say hello to Elwood.

Hi. How ya doin'?

The kid's a wiseass.


What did you say?

I said, what a sweet kid.

That's more like it.

Now, here's my proposal.

Buster is a ward of the State.

Due to lack of space, the archdiocese... housing homeless children

here at the hospital.

What's that got to do with me?

I thought you could come

and spend time with Buster.

Why don't you take Buster to the library?

You know, I've been jacked around...

The library. No problem.

See you in two hours, boys.

Here's the deal. You wait here.

I'll come back for you with the car.

Do you have a car?

I'm working on it.

Chicago. Cabel Chamberlain.

Thanks for the ride.

Kid, are you stalking me?

What are you, fifteen? Seventeen?

I'm ten.


I know what that's like.

You're lonely, searching for a place in life.

Don't blow it like I did.

Stay away from drugs, gangs, cyber porn

and you could be President some day.

But I don't want to be President.

I'm busy. I got kind of a brother in there.

He must be in trouble.

Besides, you don't want to hang around

with some over-forty recidivist.

Now scram.

A Mr. Elwood J. Blues is here to see you.

Yes, sir.

Commander Chamberlain's office

is on the 12th floor. He's expecting you.

"Commander" Chamberlain?

How can I help you, Mr...

Blues. Elwood J. Blues.

Could you take off your hat

and glasses in my office?

Okay, you can put your glasses back on.

What exactly is the nature

of your visit here, Mr. Blues?

Well, it's like this.

I used to be in a band called

The Blues Brothers.


With a partner whose name was

Jake Blues.

Go on.

And you are our long-lost brother.

Mr. Blues...

...I am an only child.

But your real father

was like a real father to me, too.

- My real father?

- Yeah, Curtis.

Have you noticed

that I am African-American?

That's okay. So was Curtis.

See, your mother and Curtis had an affair...

...which produced a little boy. That's you.

My father...

...passed away 14 years ago.

He was a full-bird colonel

in the U.S. Air Force.

My mother... lives in Phoenix, Arizona

and a more...

...honorable, sweet-tempered

and goodly woman does not exist.

I'm not making any moral judgments.

But one can project

what might have happened.

Your mom, young...

...her husband in the military.

Often away from home...

...which may have pushed her

to reach out...

...stray from the nest.

- That's enough.

Just a minute...


Hi, Ma. It's me, Cab.

Listen, I have a...

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Dan Aykroyd

Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, businessman and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–79). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, The Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. He conceived and starred in Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy. He starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man (1997–98). Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand. more…

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