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The Daily Movie Quote: The Blues Brothers

Updated on August 27, 2010
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the Blues Brothers
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as 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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    • Skaditch profile image

      Skaditch 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      I'ts almost a rather timeless flick.

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      Hector Herrera 7 years ago from Dominican Republic

      I really enjoyed that movie. I watched more than ten times

    • JBeadle profile image

      JBeadle 7 years ago from Midwest

      Definitely a great movie flick and a great pair for the Blues Brothers. Belushi left us much too soon. Those first few years of SNL were the best - especially when Buck Henry hosted.