The Daily Movie Quote: The Blues Brothers
"They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God." - Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Universal Studios, 133 minutes.
Directed By: John Landis
Dan Aykroyd - Elwood
John Belushi - Jake
James Brown - Reverend Cleophus James
Cab Calloway - Curtis
Ray Charles - Ray
Aretha Franklin - Mrs. Murphy
Domestic Box Office Gross: $57,229,890
Synopsis: Jake and Elwood have 11 days to raise $5000 to save the nun operated orphanage where they were raised. While battling Illinois Nazis, a psychotic ex girlfriend, the state patrol and some Good Old Boys the Blues Brothers embark on their"mission from god."
Fact: Upon The Blues Brothers release, the film held the world record for number of cars wrecked.
Trivia: The man in the Toys R Us, holding the Grover and asking for the Miss Piggy is none other than Frank Oz, who is the voice for both characters.
Movie Mistake: When Elwood crashes through the Oldsmobile store into the mall, he damages the passenger side headlight. When leaving the mall, the headlight is back to normal.
My Take: I love this movie. I was a fan of Jake and Elwood when they were on Saturday Night Live. The Blues Brothers has great characters, quotes and an amazing soundtrack. I won't lie I had trouble picking which quote to pick, I mean there's "I hate Illinois Nazis.", "Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me. Sell me your children." and the item inventory when Jake is released. I ended up going with the quote that makes you go 'oh yeah, what a great flick!'
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