Comedy Cinema – This Week – The Blues Brothers

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at The Blues Brothers

About the Film

Summary of Plot

Jake Blues rejoins with his brother Elwood after being released from prison, but the duo has just days to reunite their old R&B band and save the Catholic home where the two were raised, outrunning the police as they tear through Chicago.- iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

2 Hour 13 Minutes


John Landis

Box Office Opening Weekend




John Belushi – Joliet Jake Blues
Dan Aykroyd – Elwood Blues
Cab Colloway – Curtis
John Candy – Burton Mercer

Song From the OST


  • Permission to film in downtown Chicago was given after John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd offered to donate $50,000 to charity after filming.
  • A world record 103 cars were wrecked during filming.
  • Carrie Fisher became engaged to Dan Aykroyd during this shoot shortly after he saved her from choking, by applying the Heimlich maneuver.
  • John Belushi was nicknamed “The Black Hole” because he went through hundreds of pairs of sunglasses during production. He would do a scene, and then lose the pair before filming the next one.
  • The Bluesmobile drove under the elevated train line at 118 mph
  • While filming of the opening scene, guards at the prison fired at the helicopter filming overhead shots, thinking it was an attempt to spy on the structure.
  • Every time the window in Elwood’s apartment is visible, a train goes past.

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