History YMMV / TheBluesBrothers

6th Apr '18 8:53:42 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualAdaptation: The car chases, the level of destruction inflicted on Chicago in the climax, and the escalating number of authorities the two brothers attract as a result all bring to mind a ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' movie where the climax has the protagonists reach a five-star Wanted Level (or perhaps [[UpToEleven a six-star level]] is more accurate).

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* SpiritualAdaptation: The car chases, the level of destruction inflicted on Chicago in the climax, and the escalating number of authorities the two brothers attract as a result all bring to mind a ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' movie where the climax has the protagonists reach a five-star Wanted Level (or perhaps [[UpToEleven a six-star level]] is more accurate).
31st Mar '18 5:26:32 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* HarsherInHindsight: Creator/StevenSpielberg's cameo is considered to be this when three years both Landis and Spielberg would have a fall out over the infamous fatal helicopter accident on the set of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', leading to Landis' career to decline afterwards.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Creator/StevenSpielberg's cameo is considered to be this when three years later both Landis and Spielberg would have a fall out over the infamous fatal helicopter accident on the set of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', leading to Landis' career to decline afterwards.
31st Mar '18 1:21:08 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* HarsherInHindsight: Creator/StevenSpielberg's cameo is considered to be this when three years both Landis and Spielberg would have a fall out over the infamous fatal helicopter accident on the set of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', leading to Landis' career to decline afterwards.
14th Mar '18 10:43:00 PM Michael_McManus
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** "Are you the police?" "No, ma'am, we're musicians." Guess [[Music/ThePolice which band]] was just beginning to become internationally famous at the time when the movie was released? Also funnier since Aykroyd's deadpan delivery of "ma'am" so perfectly foreshadows his later turn as [[Film/{{Dragnet}} Jack Webb]] a few years later.

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** "Are you the police?" "No, ma'am, we're musicians." Guess [[Music/ThePolice which band]] was just beginning to become internationally famous at the time when the movie was released? Becomes funnier, since Police guitarist Andy Summers and Creator/JohnBelushi were good friends who went out partying together.
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Also funnier since Aykroyd's deadpan delivery of "ma'am" so perfectly foreshadows his later turn as [[Film/{{Dragnet}} Jack Webb]] a few years later.
23rd Feb '18 7:43:15 PM Kalmbach
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*** One of the Illinois Nazis (who actually participated in the march that inspired their inclusion in this movie) is now [[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-arthur-jones-congressional-primary-20180204-story.html running for Congress]], in a district that includes part of Chicago, no less.
18th Dec '17 5:16:58 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Turning Elwood's famous line "It's 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." into a MadLibsCatchphrase, with varying distances, destinations, things you have a full stash of, things you have half a pack of, and clothes.
16th Dec '17 6:22:46 AM ading
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* ChaoticGood: Jake and Elwood Blues manage to level a Chicago mall, a gas station, the front of Daley Plaza, and several police cars in their quest to save the orphanage they were raised in. They also offer to steal the money first before getting the MissionFromGod.
16th Oct '17 3:19:40 AM darkknight109
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* EstoricHappyEnding: Jake and Elwood pay the taxes for the orphanage, but they wind up in jail. Also, after they get out the orphanage closes down anyways.

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* EstoricHappyEnding: EsotericHappyEnding: Jake and Elwood pay the taxes for the orphanage, but they wind up in jail. Also, after they get out the orphanage closes down anyways.
16th Oct '17 3:19:15 AM darkknight109
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* FridgeBrilliance: Elwood notably gets several elements of their performance wrong at Bob's Country Bunker (calling "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" a Wilson Pickett song[[note]]Pickett merely covered the song; it was originally written by Solomon Burke[[/note]] and calling the ''Rawhide'' theme "an old Rowdy Yates tune".[[note]]Rowdy Yates was a character on the show, not the songwriter[[/note]] Is this the creators [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer not doing their research?]] Or is it meant to show that Elwood is out of his element at a country bar and is mostly bullshitting his way through the set?
26th Sep '17 11:10:37 PM vexer
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** Given how iconic Belushi was in the role, it's arguable that anyone who tried to fill his shoes would have found themselves facing this trope.

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** Given how iconic Belushi was in the role, it's arguable that anyone who tried to fill his shoes shoes(other then perhaps [[JamesBelushi his brother]] would have found themselves facing this trope.
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