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The Blues Brothers (1980) - Movie Details

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Action Comedy
148 min.
Release Date
June 20, 1980
DVD Release Date
August 30, 2005 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
148 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R

Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy about Jake and Elwood Blues, two brothers searching for redemption with no money but a briefcase full of soul. Hit the road with musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway in the action-packed spectacular from acclaimed director John Landis.... Full synopsis »

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"Blues Brothers." It came out 25 years ago, and guess what? I had never seen it. I had never seen one of the classic comedies of the modern age until Monday night. In a rare and extreme marketing effort, "Blues Brothers" somehow made its way back to theaters for one night, accompanied by a live interview with Dan Akroyd, director John Landis, James Brown and many others. The purpose? To promote the 25th Anniversary DVD, which comes out today. Full movie review »
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