1980 – The Blues Brothers

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020
Directed by: John Landis
Written by: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
Produced by: Robert K. Weiss
Production year: 1979
Original release: June 20, 1980 (USA)
Running time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
Other cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway
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After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.