The Blues Brothers

Synopsis: After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?
Director(s): John Landis
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min

The assistant warden wants this one

out of the block early.

Wants to get it over with fast.

Okay. Let's do it.

Hey, wake up. It's time.

Wake up. Let's go. It's time.

This is it.

- What wing?

- Maximum wing, Block 9.

Standard release?

Parole, three out offiive.

Good behaviour.

Give me a minute.

One Timex digital watch, broken.

One unused prophylactic.

One soiled.

Boots, black.

Belt, black.

One black suitjacket.

One pair black suit pants.

One hat.


One pair sunglasses.

Twenty-three dollars

and seven cents.

Sign here.

- What's this?

- What?

This car.

This stupid car.

Where's the Cadillac?

The Caddy.

Where's the Caddy?

The what?

The Cadillac we used to have.

The Bluesmobile.

I traded it.

- You traded the Bluesmobile for this?

- No, for a microphone.

A microphone?

Okay, I can see that.

- What the hell is this?

- This was a bargain.

I picked it up at the Mount Prospect

City Police Auction last spring.

It's an old Mount Prospect police car.

They were practically giving them away.

Well, thankyou, pal.

The day I get out of prison...

my own brother picks me up

in a police car.

You don't like it?

No, I don't like it.

Car's got a lot of pick-up.

It's got a cop motor,

a 440-cubic-inch plant.

It's got cop tyres,

cop suspension, cop shocks.

A model made

before catalytic converters...

so it'll run good on regular gas.

What do you say?

Is it the new Bluesmobile, or what?

Fix the cigarette lighter.

What are we doing here?

You promised you'd visit

the Penguin the day you got out.

Yeah. So I lied to her.

You can't lie to a nun.

We gotta go in

and visit the Penguin.

No fucking way.

Who is it?

Jake and Elwood.

Come in.

Hello, boys.

Nice to see you.

Please, have a seat.

No, boys.

Come over here in front of me.

I want to see your faces.

The county took a tax assessment

ofthis property last month.

They want $5,000.

Won't the church pay?

They would ifthey were

interested in keeping the place.

But they aren't.

The archbishop wants to sell this

building to the Board of Education.

What will happen to you?

I'll be sent to the missions--

Africa, Latin America...

- Korea.

- Forget it!

Five grand? No problem. We'll have it

foryou in the morning. Let's go.

I will not take

your fii lthy, stolen money!

Well, then.

I guess you're really up shit creek.

I beg your pardon.

What did you say?

I offered to help you.

You refused to take our money.

Then I said,

''I guess you're really up shit creek.''

- Christ,Jake, take it easy, man.

- Elwood!

- Ow! Shit!

-Jesus Christ!

- Shit!


- Shit! Goddam it!

- Son ofa bitch!

You fat penguin!

F*ck this!

You are

such a disappointing pair.

I prayed so hard foryou.

It saddens and hurts me...

that the two young men

whom I raised...

to believe

in the Ten Commandments...

have returned to me

as two thieves...

with fii lthy mouths

and bad attitudes.

Get out!

And don't come back...

until you've

redeemed yourselves.

Boys, you gotta learn

not to talk to nuns that way.


- You look fii ne!

- Good to see you!

Buy you boys a drink?

Boys, things are bad.

They gonna sell this place

to the Board of Education...

and I'll be out on the street.

That money's got to be in the Cook

County Assessor's Offiice within 1 1 days.

They wouldn't turn you out,

would they?

Shit. What's one more old n*gger

to the Board of Education?

Curtis, you and the Penguin

are the only family we got.

You're the only one

that was ever good to us...

singing ElmoreJames tunes and

blowing the harp for us down here.

Well, the sister was right. You boys

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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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