History Film / TheBluesBrothers

9th Jan '18 7:38:14 PM snichols1973
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* {{Bowlderise}}: In the TV version, Jake tells the nun that she's up "the creek" instead of "shit creek," which makes it look strange that she finds the phrase so offensive. Also, they replace Elwood's repeated use of "bullshitting" with "bamboozling". The nun also seems to find "Ow, my arm!" to be offensive, then again, it is funny in an unintentional way.

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* {{Bowlderise}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: In the TV version, Jake tells the nun that she's up "the creek" instead of "shit creek," which makes it look strange that she finds the phrase so offensive. Also, they replace Elwood's repeated use of "bullshitting" with "bamboozling". The nun also seems to find "Ow, my arm!" to be offensive, then again, it is funny in an unintentional way.
7th Dec '17 1:17:24 AM Psychadelico
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** At least as the story goes, an unintentional subversion. The reason they chose a Pinto for that scene was ''because'' they were banking on its reputation, to save a bit of money for explosives. However (un)fortunately, RealityIsUnrealistic.
7th Dec '17 1:05:35 AM Psychadelico
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** One deleted scene (restored in some versions of the movie) showed Elwood stealing the glue he would eventually use to sabotage the cops and Good ol' Boys from his (soon to be ex-) employer.
30th Nov '17 11:56:06 PM Psychadelico
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* TheComicallySerious: The Brothers go through all of the above and more besides without ever raising an eyebrow. They also have some minor {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies, which makes their utter casualness all the more ridiculous.


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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: A fairly lengthy one, but the scene just after Jake gets out of prison basically sets the tone for the rest of the movie. The Brothers hug it out, bicker with each other in a scene laden with deadpan humor (including flicking a cigarette lighter out the window like its a spent match), and then [[RampJump jump a bridge]]. All set to the tune of "She Caught the Katy".
30th Nov '17 11:07:55 PM Psychadelico
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** The film was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally going to end on another one]], with Twiggy, Music/ArethaFranklin, and Creator/CarrieFisher waiting in silence outside [[spoiler: the prison]], [[WomanScorned presumably for the Brother's to get out]].


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** He also kept His HeroInsurance up-to-date, because for all the reckless driving and other shenanigans, the only casualties in the film are the literal Nazis, and even they might conceivably have survived.
23rd Nov '17 2:40:33 PM marymichael
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* BloodlessCarnage: Despite the ''gazillions'' of dollars in property damage throughout the first movie, nobody dies. Even the Nazis only get slammed into a giant pothole, after falling a cartoonishly long way. CinemaSins' "What's The Damage" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bal4cl57Whc estimates it at $5,843,144 in 1980's dollars, which, adjusted for inflation, is $16,467,049 in 2014.

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* BloodlessCarnage: Despite the ''gazillions'' of dollars in property damage throughout the first movie, nobody dies. Even the Nazis only get slammed into a giant pothole, after falling a cartoonishly long way. CinemaSins' "What's The Damage" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bal4cl57Whc estimates it at $5,843,144 in 1980's dollars, which, adjusted for inflation, is $16,467,049 in 2014.
23rd Nov '17 1:47:56 PM marymichael
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* [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Arson, Murder ... and he's Catholic]]

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* [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Arson, Murder ... and he's a Catholic]]
21st Nov '17 12:21:47 AM Kalmbach
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* LogicBomb: According to Jake's [[LameExcuse explanation as to why he missed the wedding,]] he ran out of gas, had a flat tire, ''and'' his car was stolen.
20th Nov '17 11:20:03 PM Kalmbach
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** With all the shenanigans they had already gone through, it's likely the cops [[GenreSavvy weren't taking any chances.]]
20th Nov '17 9:19:41 PM Kalmbach
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** Elwood mentions early in the film that he spoofed his address forms to show the address for Wrigley Field. Later in the film, the Illinois Nazis find his information and meet up to discuss tracking him down... in front of Wrigley Field.

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** Elwood mentions early in the film that he spoofed his address driver's license renewal forms to show the list his home address for as Wrigley Field. Later in the film, the Illinois Nazis find his information and meet up to discuss tracking him down... in front of Wrigley Field.
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