Blues Brothers 2000

Blues Brothers 2000

John Landis (1998)

118min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It took 18 years for actor Dan Aykroyd and director John Landis to "get the band back together" in this sequel to cult favourite The Blues Brothers. And, although viewers will miss the marvellous slapstick slobbishness of the late John Belushi, it's still a lot of fun. The wafer-thin plot has Elwood Blues (Aykroyd) hooking up with the band's former musicians. But the movie's raison d'être are the irresistible R 'n' B numbers performed by Aykroyd, his co-star John Goodman and dynamic vocalists such as Aretha Franklin, BB King and James Brown. It's definitely worth catching if you can forgive Landis's self-indulgent touches, which include the biggest car pile-up ever caught on celluloid.

Summary

Ex-convict Elwood Blues sets about re-forming his band to raise funds for a children's hospital. But no sooner has he found a suitable lead singer to replace his late brother Jake, than the band end up being pursued by the police, the Russian mafia and his own embittered stepbrother. Comedy sequel, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and Joe Morton.

Cast & Crew

Elwood Blues Dan Aykroyd
Mighty Mack McTeer John Goodman
Cabel Chamberlain Joe Morton
Buster J Evan Bonifant
Mrs Murphy Aretha Franklin
Reverend Cleophus James James Brown
Mr Pickett Wilson Pickett
Ivan Victor Pedtrchenko
Director John Landis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for language, violence and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy