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At Theaters: 2/6/1998 On Video: 8/4/1998
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 11 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 029801
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Eighteen years after the brothers' original "mission from God" left off, Elwood Blues (Aykroyd) is getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed; his partner is dead and his band is gone.

Acknowledging that "the Lord works in mysterious ways," Elwood soon realizes that he's embarked on a whole new mission - to reassemble the old band and compete at Queen Mousette's Battle of the Bands. With Elwood, that path leads them right to a strip joint where they hook up with bartender Mighty Mack McTeer (John Goodman), who knows a thing or two about the blues, himself.

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Comedy - Blues Brothers 2000 follows a virtually identical pattern as the original Blues Brothers, so it should appeal to a similar audience. Those who enjoy either elaborate car stunts or blues and soul classics will likely find something worthwhile. Those who expect anything original or creative won't find much. Generally inoffensive and moderately entertaining, especially if you can ignore the obvious similarities to the original.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Dan Aykroyd (My Fellow American)
John Goodman (Fallen, TV - Roseanne)
Joe Morton (Speed, Speed II)
J. Evan Bonifant (3 Ninjas Kick Back)
Dir/Prod/Wri: John Landis (Coming to America)
Producer: Leslie Belzberg (Beverly Hills Cop III)
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PROFANITY: Moderately strong and moderately frequent.
SEX/NUDITY: Some suggestive dancing.
VIOLENCE: Cartoonish violence.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: One scene of drunken behavior.
ACTION: Extensive car chases, crashes and stunts.
COMEDY: Exaggerated physical comedy.
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For 18 years, the original Blues Brothers held a unique place as perhaps the only action-musical in film history. The mixture shouldn't have worked, but the enthusiasm of the participants for delivering the music they loved to an audience created tremendous energy. Blues Brothers 2000 only achieves that level of energy sporadically, re-cycling virtually every plot point of the original while adding unnecessary elements like a troubled orphan. What's missing, beyond original Blues Brother John Belushi, is the sense that the music is the thing. This Blues is often entertaining, but it's also a more cynical construction. It used to be about the music, man.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 201 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
14
High
93%%
13-19Teens (M)
23
High
91%%
13-19Teens (F)
14
Very High
100%%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
10
High
80%%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
About 50/50
67%%
30+Adults (M)
62
High
87%%
30+Adults (F)
72
High
94%%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Blues Brothers 2000 picks up 18 years after the brothers' original "mission from God" left off, with Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away. His partner, Jake, is dead, his band is long gone and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished. Even Curtis, the orphanage custodian who was the surrogate father to Jake and Elwood, has passed on, making Elwood's only living relation Curtis' bastard son Cabel (Joe Morton) - his almost-step-brother. Cabel, a straight-as-an-arrow, by-the-book cop, doesn't exactly acknowledge any family ties; he's convinced that Elwood's still up to no good.

Seeking guidance from his former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata, Elwood finds her working as a hospital administrator with a problem of her own; she's at the end of her rope with Buster (J. Evan Bonifant), a 10-year-old orphan seriously in need of a "mentor."

Acknowledging that "the Lord works in mysterious ways," Elwood soon realizes that he's embarked on a whole new mission - to reassemble the old band, compete at Queen Mousette's Battle of the Bands in Louisiana and set the wayward Buster on the path to redemption. With Elwood, that path leads them right to a strip joint where they hook up with bartender Mighty Mack McTeer (John Goodman), who knows a thing or two about the blues, himself. The three then hit the road in order to reunite the band, trying their best to stay ahead of Cabel and the cops, as well as the Chicago Chapter of the Moscow Mafia and a rabidly right-wing militia group.

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