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
2 Hour 13 Minutes
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.
Hello! My name is Holly and I am the Editor of The Phoenix Remix. I am a Video Editor in the Television Industry. I write this website as a hobby in my spare time. Comedy and Music run through my veins and I love writing about them both, I adore interviewing acts and always on the lookout for something new!
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