After his release from prison, Jake reunites with his brother, Elwood collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.
Initial release: June 20, 1980
Director: John Landis
Based on: the recurring musical sketch “The Blues Brothers” on NBC variety series Saturday Night Live
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