History Film / TheBluesBrothers

17th Mar '17 11:14:56 PM HawkbitAlpha
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* ChaseScene: Several times. The last half of the first movie is one ''giant'' ChaseScene.

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* ChaseScene: Several times. The last half quarter of the first movie is one ''giant'' ChaseScene.
20th Jan '17 11:49:53 AM arseyman
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* TankGoodness: An M4 Sherman shows up alongside the U.S. Army when Jake and Elwood reach the Assessor's office. Despite being over 40 years out of date.
20th Dec '16 12:12:40 PM Berrenta
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-->'''Elwood:''' It wasn't a lie, [[NoExceptYes it was just... bullshit]].

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-->'''Elwood:''' It wasn't a lie, [[NoExceptYes [[DistinctionWithoutADifference it was just... bullshit]].
14th Dec '16 9:33:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The Illinois Nazis might seem to a latter-day viewer to be a random bit of craziness. In fact those scenes were inspired by a RealLife Supreme Court case (''National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie'') in which the American Nazi Party won the right to march through the largely Jewish suburb of Skokie, IL. (The Nazis eventually marched through Chicago instead.)

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The [[ThoseWackyNazis Illinois Nazis Nazis]] might seem to a latter-day viewer to be a random bit of craziness. In fact those scenes were inspired by a RealLife Supreme Court case (''National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie'') in which the American Nazi Party won the right to march through the largely Jewish suburb of Skokie, IL. (The Nazis eventually marched through Chicago instead.)
6th Oct '16 8:14:29 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy: And how. If the cops' driving were any worse, [[EpicFail they would burst into flame as soon as they got in]].

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* HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy: And how. If the cops' driving were any worse, [[EpicFail they would burst into flame as soon as they got in]].



* LemmingCops: And how! Leads to spectacular car crashes.

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* LemmingCops: And how! Leads to spectacular car crashes.
4th Oct '16 2:56:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: The first cut of the film lasted 2-1/2 hours, with an intermission. After one early screening, Lew Wasserman demanded it be shortened, and 20 minutes were cut. Amongst the deleted material:
** The two Joilet guards come to get Jake in his cell and have trouble waking him up.
** One additional line from Creator/FrankOz as he rattles off Jake's material possessions.
** An additional line for the Penguin regarding missions: "I'll be sent to the missions... Africa, Latin America... Korea."
** Jake and Elwood discuss getting the money for the mission honestly outside of the Triple Rock Baptist Church.
** The "The Old Landmark" number is considerably longer, incorporating more dance sequences and extra verses.
** After the demolition derby in the shopping mall Elwood parks the Bluesmobile in a hiding place beside an electrical power box. (Creator/JohnLandis explains that Creator/DanAykroyd thought this would show how the car gets its incredible endurance, but also goes on to explain that it never did make any sense, so the scene was cut.)
** A few extra lines of dialog when Elwood and Jake rest in his apartment.
** When the cops come to arrest Jake and Elwood in the motel, they first stop at the registration desk and intimidate the manager. They also greet Sam, who seems to be known by everyone.
** An entire sequence with Elwood boosting chemicals from his day job, then quitting the job to become a priest, is restored.
** After the above sequence, Jake and Elwood study a cigarette box with "the last known address of Bones Malone and Blue Lou Marini".
** After getting the new address of Bones Malone, Elwoods thanks Ms Tarantino before leaving.
** Jake has an extra line of dialog while pep-talking Murph and the Magictones at the Holiday Inn ("Now, who here at this table can honestly say that they played any finer or felt any better than they did when they played with the Blues Brothers?")
** One line of dialog for Henry Gibson is restored for the Illinois Nazis scene at the bridge, with regards to the swastika ("The sacred and ancient symbol of your race since the beginning of time!")
** The "Boom Boom" number is much longer, with extra shots of John Lee Hooker laughing and arguing with his band. Jake and Elwood watch for a moment then enter the Soul Food Cafe.
** "Think" has extra verses and shots of dancing.
** When the band arrives at Bob's Country Bunker, Bob hands the request list to Bones Malone, who looks at it blankly.
** The "Theme from ''Series/{{Rawhide}}'' and "Stand By Your Man" numbers are slightly longer.
** The original Picwood preview included another musical number, "Sink the Bismark", but that footage has been lost.
** More lines of dialog for Maury Sline in the steam room scene, mostly regarding to the old gigs having been turned into (gay) discos.
** When Jake fills up the tank for the Bluesmobile, he overfills it and gas spills over. When they peel out from the station, Elwood flicks a cigarette out of the window and causes the station to explode. (Landis now says he doesn't remember why this particular scene was cut.)
** Before the sound-check Curtis explains to the band that they need to do it for the kids, since the Blues Brothers will use the money raised from that concert to pay the taxes for a church. The look on the faces of the band after they hear it is priceless!
** The "Minnie the Moocher" number is considerably extended.
** As Jake and Elwood sneak into the show, Elwood takes the chemicals that he stole from the show and sneaks them into the tires of the cop cars.
** Both the "Everybody Needs Someone to Love" and "Sweet Home Chicago" numbers are extended.
** When Jake and Elwood sneak out, the gas in the cop cars tires reacts and causes the tires to explode on some to delay the police.
** An alternate line of dialog for Creator/CarrieFisher in the sewer when she confronts Jake, about how her father "used up her last favors" with the Mafia for her wedding. In the original release it was changed due to complaints of the Italian-American community.
** The lengthy climactic chase to (and through) Chicago features many extra lines and shots of racing autos.
** The "assault on Daley plaza" and the Assessor's Office scenes also feature extra lines and shots.
** The "Jailhouse Rock" number is slightly longer.
** As the prisoners riot at the end of the film, there is a brief shot of riot-geared police guards racing into the mess hall that has been added. It changes the end of the film subtly.
** The "cast of characters" and end credits are extended to accommodate the new footage.
27th Sep '16 12:16:36 AM axle-k89
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* DisappointedInYou: The Penguin says this to Jake and Elwood after kicking them out of her office, calling them a disappointing pair because in her eyes, they've returned to her as "two thieves with filthy mouths and bad attitudes",and she didn't raise them to grow up the way they did.


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* GetOut: The Penguin gives Jake and Elwood this after her DisappointedInYou moment. "...and don't come back until you've redeemed yourselves."


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* ManHug: Jake and Ewlood at the beginning when Jake gets out of prison.


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* ParentalSubstitute: The Penguin and Curtis both function as these to Jake and Elwood.
15th Sep '16 4:32:27 PM Doc_Loki
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-->'''Jake''': This place has got ''everything''!
14th Sep '16 7:48:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Burton Mercer seems almost amused at the Blues Brothers' antics, despite frequently being on the receiving end of or having them backfire rather disastrously on him. And he damn well gets into their gig despite being there to arrest them.
6th Sep '16 3:24:12 PM bkitu
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** The Nazis chasing the Brothers are launched from an unfinished highway ramp... fly as high as the Sears Tower... and fall several miles away, just in time for the Blues Brothers to dodge the hole they made and another car full of Nazis to fall into the hole.

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** The Nazis chasing the Brothers are launched from an unfinished highway ramp... fly as high as the Sears Tower...Hancock Building... and fall several miles away, just in time for the Blues Brothers to dodge the hole they made and another car full of Nazis to fall into the hole.
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