Blues Brothers, The (1980)

Lists: Action, Comedy, Absurdist comedy, Crime / Heist, Musicals, Car Chases, Music, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "Direct out of jail, Jake Blues and his Brother Elwood are off on a “mission from God” to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together and they're on their way yet not without getting in a bit of trouble here and there."

Overall Ranking: 843 (Rank from 1980: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues (as Elwood))
  • John Belushi (Joliet Jake Blues (as Jake))
  • James Brown (Reverend Cleophus James)
  • Cab Calloway (Curtis)
  • Ray Charles (Ray)
  • Aretha Franklin (Mrs. Murphy)
  • Steve Cropper (Steve The Colonel Cropper)
  • Donald Dunn (Donald Duck Dunn)
  • Murphy Dunne (Murphy Murph Dunne)
  • Willie Hall (Willie Too Big Hall)
  • John Candy (Burton Mercer)
  • Carrie Fisher (Mystery Woman)
  • John Lee Hooker (John Lee Hooker)
  • Lou Marini (Blue Lou Marini)
  • Matt Murphy (Matt Guitar Murphy)
  • Kathleen Freeman (Schwester Mary Stigmata (Die Pinguin-Tante))
  • Tom Erhart (Prison Guard)
  • Gerald Walling (Prison Guard)
  • Walter Levine (Prison Guard)
  • Alonzo Atkins (Choirmaster)
  • Chaka Khan (Choir Soloist)
  • Armand Cerami (Trooper Daniel)
  • Steven Williams (Trooper Mount)
  • Kristi Oleson (Sales Girl)
  • Gary McLarty (Man in Toy Store)
  • Joe Cuttone (Lloyd)
  • Layne Britton (The Cheese Whiz)
  • Toni Fleming (Mrs. Tarantino)
  • Rosie Shuster (Cocktail Waitress)
  • Alan Rubin (Mr. Fabulous)
  • Paul Reubens (Waiter)
  • Ben Piazza (Father)
  • Gwen Banta (Mother)
  • Lari Taylor (Daughter #1)
  • Cindy Fisher (Daughter #2)
  • Elizabeth Hoy (Daughter #3)
  • Tony M. Conde (Sommelier)
  • Eugene J. Anthony (Gruppenführer)
  • Dean Hill (Nazi)
  • Jack Orend (Nazi)
  • Gene Schuldt (Nazi)
  • Charles Mountain (Cop)
  • Frank Oz (Corrections Officer)
  • John Landis (Trooper La Fong)
  • Henry Gibson (Head Nazi)
  • Gary Houston (Nazi)
  • Judith Belushi-Pisano (Cocktail Waitress)
  • Elmore James (Choir)
  • Tom Malone ("Bones" Malone)
  • Stephen Bishop (Charming Trooper)
  • John Landis (Director)