The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980)

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

  • Genre: Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
  • Release Date: 1980-06-16
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 2695 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Landis
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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 set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

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  • 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 Sister Mary Stigmata
  • John Lee Hooker

    as Street Slim
  • 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
  • Steve Lawrence

    as Maury Sline
  • De'voreaux White

    as Young Guitar Thief
  • Jeff Morris

    as Bob
  • Sheilah Wells

    as Claire
Art Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer Set Decoration
Writing Dan Aykroyd Writer
Art Hal Gausman Set Decoration
Directing John Landis Director
Writing John Landis Writer
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
Production Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Directing Katherine Wooten Script Supervisor
Sound Earl Sampson Boom Operator
Camera Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator
Crew Chuck Hayward Stunts
Crew Gary McLarty Special Effects
Crew Gary McLarty Stunt Coordinator
Production Fran Roy Production Supervisor
Camera John LeBlanc Camera Operator
Camera Mako Koiwai Camera Operator
Crew Stevie Myers Stunts