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Blues Brothers 2000
- Walter Levine

Overview - Upon his release from prison, now-brotherless Blues Brother Jake Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) puts the band back together with the help of a golden-voiced strip joint bartender (John Goodman) and a precocious 10-year-old orphan (J. Evan Bonifant) on loan from the comically abusive Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Upon his release from prison, now-brotherless Blues Brother Jake Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) puts the band back together with the help of a golden-voiced strip joint bartender (John Goodman) and a precocious 10-year-old orphan (J. Evan Bonifant) on loan from the comically abusive Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). This hysterical sequel to the original BLUE BROTHERS comedy/musical makes good use of its copious celebrity cameos, which include appearances from old schoolers James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, and Isaac Hayes in addition to bits from blues phenom Jonny Lang, Erykah Badu, and John Popper.

Cast List

Sam Moore
John Popper - Harmonica-playing lead singer for Blues Traveler
Jacques de Johnette
Bill Brodie - Production designer
John Faddis
Koko Taylor - Blues Music Performer
Leslie Belzberg
Jeff Morris
Sharon Riley
Jimmie Vaughan - Rock Guitarist, the Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nia Peeples - Actress/TV Host
John T. Davis
Bo Diddley - American Singer/Songwriter
Elias McDaniel - American Singer/Songwriter
Wilson Pickett - R&B/Soul Singer
Frank Oz - Director/Muppeteer
Frank Oznowicz - Director/Muppeteer
Brendan Hill
Tommy McDonnell
Prakash John
Dr. John - Jazz Piano legend
Mac Rebennack - Jazz Piano legend
Steve Winwood - British Musician/Songwriter
Paul Shaffer - Canadian Musician
Paul "The Shiv" Shaffer - Canadian Musician
Shannon Johnson
Isaac Hayes - American Singer/Songwriter
Lou Marini
Tom Davis - Comic Actor/Screenwriter
Liz Gordon
Leon Pendarvis
Susan Davy
Gloria Ridgeway
James Brown - Godfather of Soul; Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Michael Bondar
Nicholas Rice
Wylie Weeks
Eddie Floyd
Jeff Baxter
John Landis - Director, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Dan Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
Daniel Edward Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
Aretha Franklin - American R&B Singer, THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)
Evan Bonifant - Actor/"3 Ninjas Kick Back
Jennifer Irwin
Soo Garay
Victor Pedtrchenko
Candide Franklin
John Goodman - American Film/TV Actor
Gracie Ridgeway
Joe Morton - American Actor
Joseph Morton - American Actor
Steve Potts
Slavko Hochevar
Max Landis - Son of John Landis
Deborah Nadoolman - Costume Designer, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Chan Kinchla
B.B. King - Blues Guitar Icon
Lonnie Brooks
Fred Keeler
Walter Levine
Clarence Clemons - E Street Band Saxophonist/The Big Man
Joshua Redman - Composer/"Vanya On 42nd"
Darrell Hammond
Lou Rawls - American Singer
Junior Wells - American Blues Singer
Eric Clapton - British Songwriter/Musician, "Layla"
Eric Clapp - British Songwriter/Musician, "Layla"
David Herrington
Murphy Dunne - Pianist/Actor/Blues Bros.
Tom Malone
Wally High
Gloria Slade - Actress
Jillian Hart
Esther Ridgeway
Patrick Patterson
Matt Murphy
Demo Cates
Chris Marshall
Bobbie Sheehan
Steve Lawrence - American Television Actor
Faith Chorale
Travis Tritt - C&W Music Performer
Shiraz Tayyeb
Billy Preston - Singer/Composer/Keyboards
Erykah Badu - Pop Singer
Charlie Musselwhite
Grover Washington Jr. - Jazz Musician
Jonny Lang - Blues guitar prodigy
Gary U.S. Bonds
Donald "Duck" Dunn - Member of the Blues Brothers band
Kathleen Freeman - American Character Actress
Willie Hall
Igor Syyouk
Sandi Ross
Richard Kruk
Steve Cropper
Howard Hoover
Alan Rubin - Trumpet/Musician
Alan "Mr Fabulous" Rubin - Trumpet/Musician
Birch Johnson
George Sperdakos
Danny Ray
Dale Beldin

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 124
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192115110
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2012

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Synopsis:
The now-brotherless Ellwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is finally out of prison, attempting to reunite the old band and find a few new partners in crime (John Goodman and J. Evan Bonifant). In this sequel to the original BLUE BROTHERS comedy/musical, Ellwood battles the Chicago police, sings and dances his way out of numerous sticky situations, and manages to get the old band on the road for a hair-raising adventure. With the police in hot pursuit, the Blues Brothers set off on a road trip to Kentucky for their first gig at a redneck fair where they have been billed as the Bluegrass Brothers, stopping to perform a thunderous rendition of "Riders on the Storm" and narrowly escaping the clutches of the police and a raving band of neo-Nazis, among other archenemies. With the help of gospel revivals and good disguises, Ellwood and the boys reach their final destination: the Plantation Club of Louisiana's Queen Mousette (Erykah Badu), where they must conquer the queen's powerful voodoo to win the battle of the bands. In this breathtaking finale the stage is packed with musical giants, including B. B. King, Lou Rawls, Bo Diddley, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Dr. John, and Screaming Jay Hawkins, among others.

Notes:
Lead singer John Popper of the popular band Blues Traveler makes a cameo appearance as a Blues Bros. Band fan who invites Ellwood to hear his band perform. Macaulay Culkin was originally considered for the role of Buster. In Ellwood's motivational speech to his bandmates he lists American inspirations, such as Elvis, Otis Redding, and finally the name Robert K. Weiss. Donald "Duck" Dunn asks, "Who's Robert K. Weiss?" Robert K. Weiss was the producer of the original BLUES BROTHERS. "We'll have to get off this road, they've called ahead by now and you can't outrun a Motorola."--Ellwood (Dan Aykroyd) to bandmates

Reviews:
"...The music is as brash and energetic as ever..." - 07/??/1998 Sight and Sound, p.36-7


"...[A] foot-stomping, hand-clapping, ear-electrifying soundtrack..." - 02/06/1998 USA Today, p.4D


"...Big, colorful, high-energy, helium-humored production numbers featuring performers like Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, James Brown, Sam Moore, Erykah Badu, and a host of other big-name singers..." - 02/06/1998 New York Times, p.E14


"...BLUES BROTHERS 2000 is the best noise you're going to hear all year....Goodman and Morton can really sing the blues..." - 02/06/1998 Los Angeles Times, p.C2

 
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