Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 60%
TMDB Rating 7.7
IMDB Rating 7.9
RottenTomatoes Rating 85%

Financials

Revenue: $115,229,890

Budget: $27,000,000

Profit: + $88,229,890


Movie Details

Tag Line: They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 8

Release Date: Jun 17, 1980

Rating: NR

Run Time: 2h 13m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Universal Pictures


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Synopsis

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.


Main Cast

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Elwood Blues (as Elwood)

Age : 68 | Popularity : 26%

John Belushi

John Belushi

'Joliet' Jake Blues (as Jake)

Age : 33 | Popularity : 11%

James Brown

James Brown

Reverend Cleophus James

Age : 73 | Popularity : 3%

Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway

Curtis

Age : 86 | Popularity : 4%

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Ray

Age : 73 | Popularity : 7%

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Mrs. Murphy

Age : 76 | Popularity : 3%

Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper

Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper

Age : 78 | Popularity : 3%

Donald "Duck" Dunn

Donald "Duck" Dunn

Donald 'Duck' Dunn

Age : 70 | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Art Set Decoration
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer
Hal Gausman
Hal Gausman
Production Design
John J. Lloyd
John J. Lloyd
Writing Writer
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
John Landis
John Landis
Directing Director
John Landis
John Landis
Script Supervisor
Katherine Wooten
Katherine Wooten
Production Producer
Robert K. Weiss
Robert K. Weiss
Casting
Michael Chinich
Michael Chinich
Executive Producer
Bernie Brillstein
Bernie Brillstein
Production Supervisor
Fran Roy
Fran Roy
Sound Original Music Composer
Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
Boom Operator
Earl Sampson
Earl Sampson
Camera Director of Photography
Stephen M. Katz
Stephen M. Katz
Camera Operator
Steve Yaconelli
Steve Yaconelli
John LeBlanc
John LeBlanc
Mako Koiwai
Mako Koiwai
Editing Editor
George Folsey Jr.
George Folsey Jr.
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Deborah Nadoolman
Deborah Nadoolman
Crew Stunts
Chuck Hayward
Chuck Hayward
Stevie Myers
Stevie Myers
Special Effects
Gary McLarty
Gary McLarty
Stunt Coordinator
Gary McLarty
Gary McLarty
Department Role Name

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