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Cult: "The Blues Brothers" (1980), a film by John Landis

Posted by Theia - Friday, July 13th, 2012

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Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, «The Blues Brothers» (also known as "Blues Brothers", "The Blues Brothers - I fratelli Blues") is an Action/Comedy/Musical film directed by John Landis, and written by Dan Aykroyd and John Landis, released on June 16 of 1980 in the USA.

Storyline:
"Joliet" Jake Blues is released from prison after serving three years for armed robbery. Jake is irritated at being picked up by his brother Elwood in the Bluesmobile, a battered former Mount Prospect police car, instead of the Cadillac the brothers used to own. The brothers visit their childhood home, a Roman Catholic orphanage. They learn it will be closed unless $5,000 in property taxes is collected. The brothers visit an evangelical church service where Jake has an epiphany: they can legitimately raise the funds by re-forming their rhythm and blues band.

Elwood's driving alerts two Illinois State Police troopers who learn of his suspended license. When they attempt to arrest him, he speeds off, escaping through the Dixie Square Mall. Arriving at Elwood's home, the brothers are unharmed from a bazooka attack launched by a mystery woman. The next morning, she detonates a bomb that demolishes the building, which inadvertently saves the brothers from another arrest.

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John Belushi (Jake Blues) and Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)
John Belushi (Jake Blues) and Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)

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John Belushi (Jake Blues) and Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)
John Belushi (Jake Blues) and Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)

John Belushi as 'Joliet' Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers (1980)
John Belushi as 'Joliet' Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers (1980)

Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) and John Belushi (Jake Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)
Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) and John Belushi (Jake Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)

Carrie Fisher as Mystery Woman in The Blues Brothers (1980)
Carrie Fisher as Mystery Woman in The Blues Brothers (1980)

John Belushi as 'Joliet' Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers (1980)
John Belushi as 'Joliet' Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers (1980)

John Belushi (Jake Blues) and Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)
John Belushi (Jake Blues) and Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) in The Blues Brothers (1980)

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