"We're puttin' the band back together!" In this classic comedy-musical, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as Jake and Elwood Blues, white rhythm-and-blues musicians who are on a mission from God: to raise $5,000 for the orphanage where they grew up before it is closed for failure to pay back taxes. In order to succeed, they must resurrect their band, the Blues Brothers, and stay one step ahead of their enemies: Jake's ex-fiancée (Carrie Fisher), the police, a bunch of Illinois Nazis, and a country-western band, not to mention the Chicago police. This much-loved comedy from John Landis features tremendous song-and-dance numbers by such famous musicians as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles.

Director:

John Landis

Cast:

John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson, John Candy, Murphy Dunne Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Willie Hall, Tom Malone, Lou Marini, Matt Murphy, Frank Oz, Kathleen Freeman, Armand Cerani, Steven Williams

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

2hrs 13mins

Release Year:

1980

Country Of Origin:

USA