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Basics Critics:71Viewers:75Rusty:77
Category: Comedy, Music/MusicalNotable as: Crime FictionSub-Category: Musical, Action Film, Comedy, Adventure Film, Music, Crime Fiction, Musical comedyNarrative location: ChicagoRuntime: 133 - 148 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: ChicagoDirector: John LandisScreenwriter: Dan Aykroyd, John LandisMusic: Ira NewbornCinematography: Stephen Marshall KatzStars: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Charles Napier, Henry Gibson, Steven Spielberg, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin Producer: Bernie Brillstein, George Folsey, Robert K. WeissAward details: (details at IMDb)

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical Technicolor comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from "The Blues Brothers" musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. It features musical numbers by rhythm and blues, soul, and blues singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker. The film is set in and around Chicago, Illinois, and features non-musical supporting performances by John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Charles Napier, and Henry Gibson. The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his brother Elwood, who take on "a mission from God" to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they grew up. To do so, they must reunite their R&B band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 needed to pay the orphanage's property tax bill. Along the way, they are targeted by a destructive "mystery woman", Neo-Nazis, and a country and western band—all while being relentlessly pursued by the police.

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