History Film / TheBluesBrothers

27th Jun '16 6:54:39 PM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: After Jake and Elwood force the Illinois Nazis off of the bridge by driving straight toward them and making them jump off into the water, the mob cheers.
11th Jun '16 3:16:02 PM mrgate3
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** Elwood crudely propositions Twiggy ... then while he's driving like a bat out of hell towards Chicago, we see her waiting at his suggested trysting place.
27th May '16 12:18:41 PM mrgate3
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* [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Arson, Murder ... and he's Catholic]]
27th May '16 2:05:02 AM BohemianBob43
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: The two head Nazis suffer quite a spectacularly ludicrous one after flying off an unfinished bridge.]] It's not shown if they survive but after seeing Jake and Elwood survive a bazooka attack and their building being obliterated by a ''bomb'', it's not unlikely.
23rd May '16 6:02:51 PM maxwellsilver
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Elwood falsified his driver's license renewal with the address for Wrigley Field. The officer played by Creator/JohnCandy thinks that was a clever idea.
-->'''Mercer:''' You know, I kinda liked the Wrigley Field bit.
-->'''Mount:''' Yeah. ''Real'' cute.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Elwood falsified his driver's license renewal with the address for Wrigley Field. The officer played by Creator/JohnCandy thinks that was a clever idea.
-->'''Mercer:''' You know, I kinda liked the Wrigley Field bit.
-->'''Mount:''' Yeah. ''Real'' cute.
23rd May '16 6:02:22 PM maxwellsilver
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-->'''Mount:''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah.]] ''Real'' cute.

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-->'''Mount:''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah.]] Yeah. ''Real'' cute.
4th May '16 2:17:58 PM eroock
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Perhaps the greatest ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' act to spin off from the show into the realm of movies. Back when Creator/DanAykroyd wasn't fat and Creator/JohnBelushi wasn't dead, they starred together in an occasional sketch-cum-musical-act featuring the two of them in dark suits and [[CoolShades sunglasses]] as "'''The Blues Brothers'''"; Belushi was Jake Blues, and Aykroyd was Jake's silent brother Elwood. What made the skits good? The duo were skilled at both the comedy (which was obvious) and the music (which was surprising). Aykroyd and Belushi spun off their own band with established musicians (members of the ''SNL'' house band as well as experienced R&B musicians) and served as the frontmen, in character as Elwood and Jake; their 1978 album ''Briefcase Full of Blues'' was a big success in its own right, topping the ''Billboard'' album chart and producing a Top 20 hit single with their remake of the Sam & Dave classic "Soul Man".

In 1980, they got a musical-extravaganza feature film--titled '''''The Blues Brothers'''''--that quickly and deservedly became a CultClassic. "Joliet" Jake Blues has [[JustGotOutOfJail just been released from prison]], with Elwood there to pick him up in a battered piece of crap that used to be a police car. (Elwood is not silent in this film; he gives some serious lectures.) Fulfilling a promise made before Jake began serving his sentence, the brothers go to the Chicagoland orphanage where they grew up and visit "The Penguin", the nun who runs the place. During this meeting, the brothers learn that the orphanage is about to be closed down if its $5,000 property tax bill cannot be paid off by the end of the month.

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Perhaps the greatest ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' act to spin off from the show into the realm of movies. Back when Creator/DanAykroyd wasn't fat and Creator/JohnBelushi wasn't dead, they starred together in an occasional sketch-cum-musical-act featuring the two of them in dark suits and [[CoolShades sunglasses]] as "'''The "The Blues Brothers'''"; Brothers"; Belushi was Jake Blues, and Aykroyd was Jake's silent brother Elwood. What made the skits good? The duo were skilled at both the comedy (which was obvious) and the music (which was surprising). Aykroyd and Belushi spun off their own band with established musicians (members of the ''SNL'' house band as well as experienced R&B musicians) and served as the frontmen, in character as Elwood and Jake; their 1978 album ''Briefcase Full of Blues'' was a big success in its own right, topping the ''Billboard'' album chart and producing a Top 20 hit single with their remake of the Sam & Dave classic "Soul Man".

In 1980, they got a musical-extravaganza feature film--titled '''''The ''The Blues Brothers'''''--that Brothers''--that quickly and deservedly became a CultClassic. "Joliet" Jake Blues has [[JustGotOutOfJail just been released from prison]], with Elwood there to pick him up in a battered piece of crap that used to be a police car. (Elwood is not silent in this film; he gives some serious lectures.) Fulfilling a promise made before Jake began serving his sentence, the brothers go to the Chicagoland orphanage where they grew up and visit "The Penguin", the nun who runs the place. During this meeting, the brothers learn that the orphanage is about to be closed down if its $5,000 property tax bill cannot be paid off by the end of the month.
2nd May '16 6:36:03 AM Anicomicgeek
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* NoKillLikeOverkill: Invoked by the dispatcher in the final chase scene of the first film.
-->'''Dispatcher:''' Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers...has been approved.
30th Mar '16 7:40:54 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* GodIsGood: If they really are on a mission from God, then the Lord must want them to save the orphanage given all "magic" that aids them on said mission.

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* GodIsGood: If they really are on a mission from God, then the Lord must want them to save the orphanage given all the "magic" that aids them on said mission.
1st Feb '16 11:45:31 AM Skywatcher
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*** Someone climbing out of a wrecked car and complaining of a broken watch happens in the sequel as well, at least according to the subtitle.


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* TheMafiya: The sequel substitutes Russian mobsters for Illinois Nazis.
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