THE BLUES BROTHERS (Theatrical Release USA 1980)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

The Blues Brothers
—class act—stars John Belushi with Dan Aykroyd in one of 1980s most creative and. fun comedies. Belushi and Aykroyd superbly portray their characters. Everything works in this movie.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The Blues Brothers attempt to raise money for the Catholic orphanage in which they were raised.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Landis for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Bernie Brillstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues (John Belushi), Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd), Reverend Cleophus James (James Brown), Curtis (Cab Calloway), Ray (Ray Charles), Mrs. Murphy (Aretha Franklin), Steve ‘The Colonel’ Cropper (Steve Cropper), Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (Donald Dunn), and Murphy ‘Murph’ Dunne (Murphy Dunne).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It is a B-grade film, but very well done and easily provokes laughter as well as a compassionate look at musician’s lives. 

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