Blues Brothers 2000


Blues Brothers 2000

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After their first adventure, Elwood was given a prison sentence of 18 years. Upon release he learns that his former partner Jake has died. Determined to get the band back together, he picks up 10-year-old Buster and Mack McTeer. They travel across the country to Louisiana for a battle of the bands.

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Dan Aykroyd
as Elwood Blues
John Goodman
as Mighty Mack McTeer
Joe Morton
as Cabel Chamberlain
Nia Peeples
as Lt. Elizondo
Kathleen Freeman
as Mother Mary Stigmata
Frank Oz
as Prison Warden
Steve Lawrence
as Maury Sline
Erykah Badu
as Queen Mousette
Darrell Hammond
as Robertson
Aretha Franklin
as Mrs. Murphy
James Brown (II)
as Rev. Cleophus James
B.B. King
as Malvern Gasperon
Sam Moore
as Rev. Morris
Steve Cropper
as Steve `The Colonel' Cropper
Willie Hall
as Willie `Too Big' Hall
Lou Marini
as `Blue Lou' Marini
Tom Malone
as `Bones' Malone
Alan Rubin
as `Mr. Fabulous'
Wilson Pickett
as Mr. Pickett
Jonny Lang
as Ed's Love Exchange Janitor
Junior Wells
as Himself
John Popper
as Motel Band Member
Bobby Sheehan
as Motel Band Member
Brendan Hill
as Motel Band Member
Chan Kinchla
as Motel Band Member
Sharon Riley
as Tent Revival Choir Member
Prakash John
as Tent Revival Band Member
Fred Keeler
as Tent Revival Band Member
Shiraz Tayyeb
as Tent Revival Band Member
John T. Davis
as Tent Revival Band Member
Jeff Baxter
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Gary U.S. Bonds
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Eric Clapton
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Clarence Clemons
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Jacques de Johnette
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Bo Diddley
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Jon Faddis
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Isaac Hayes
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Dr. John
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Tommy McDonnell
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Charlie Musselwhite
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Billy Preston
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Lou Rawls
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Joshua Redman
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Koko Taylor
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Travis Tritt
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Jimmie Vaughan
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Willie Weeks
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Steve Winwood
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Grover Washington Jr.
as Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member
Walter Levine
as Same Guard
Tom Davis
as Prison Clerk
Gloria Slade
as Police Receptionist
Jennifer Irwin
as Nun No. 1
Leon Pendarvis
as Stripster Band Member
Steve Potts
as Stripster Band Member
Birch 'Crimson Slide' Johnson
as Stripster Band Member
Demo Cates
as Stripster Band Member
Michael Bondar
as Russian Thug No. 1
Slavko Hochevar
as Russian Thug No. 2
Igor Syyouk
as Tstetsevkaya
Wally High
as Russian Thug No. 3
Richard Kruk
as Russian Thug No. 4
John Lyons
as Russian Thug No. 5
Matt Murphy
as Matt `Guitar' Murphy
Esther Ridgeway
as Mrs. Murphy's Friend
Gloria Ridgeway
as Mrs. Murphy's Friend
Gracie Ridgeway
as Mrs. Murphy's Friend
Jillian Hart
as Phone Operator
Liz Gordon
as Nun No. 2
Susan Davy
as Indiana State Trooper
Soo Garay
as Indiana State Trooper
Nicholas Rice
as County Fair Announcer
Max Landis
as Ghostrider
Sandi Ross
as Church Woman
Danny Ray
as Deacon
Candide Franklin
as Ton Tons Macoutes
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Sequel to the awesome Blues Brothers, manages to recycle aspects of the original and deliver something quite decent, but never great. I enjoyed the film, but it lacked the special quality that made the original so memorable and fun. This sequel suffers the same fate of all other sequels, it's a movie that tries to outdo its predecessor, but relies too much on the original for its material. This follow up has its moments, but it's nothing memorable or truly worthwhile. This is the type of movie that is worth seeing only once, and it's a movie that is a bit too predictable as well. Blues Brothers 2000 is a film that could have been great, but it lacks anything to really make it stand out. Fans of the original will be disappointed in this film, and since the fact that Belushi died two years after the release of the original, and he was a key ingredient in the success of the original, his absence make this one not that entertaining. However, there are a few enjoyable moments, but it's another one of those sequels that fails to really build upon the original, and it's a film that since its predecessor is so iconic, it's truly hard to beat. With this follow up, they did what they could do best in trying to make something work, but throughout the film, you'll constantly feel that something's missing, and due to the fact that it uses old ideas, there are more weak points that strong point. I don't think it's an awful film, but it is a movie that doesn't make an impression either. Enjoyable at time, tedious at times, Blues Brothers 2000 just feels tiresome, and if you're expecting a great movie like the original, you'll be disappoint, and you're only going to get a mildly decent affair that could have been better as well.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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[img][/img] Born only out of the success of the original and plummeting into a pile of other dissapointing sequels released before the turn of the century, Blues Brothers 2000 fails to charm the second time around. John Goodman is a perfectly fine replacement for John Belushi as Dan Aykroyd's partner but the simple fact of the matter is, no one really wanted this film. Anyway, would it really have been right to make the film after Belushi's death, despite the fact it's been made in his dedication? It's not as bad as it could have been but as I expected, I didn't like it as much as the original.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Facts about "Blues Brothers 2000". *First: The Blues Brothers, is a terrific film, that looks perfect in his way. A unforgatable cult film which will be in the minds of a lots of fans. * Second: Make a sequel is not gonna be better or remmember the first or at least make a homage to Belushi and Calloway. * Third: They make a sequel. * Fourth: Is suchs, have some nice scenes and good music... but don't compensate. * Fifth: Is rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


I love the first film, its one of my top ten favorite films. The second - well, as we all know, we don't have John Belushi with us anymore, which is one strike right there. The filmmakers made the good choices of John Goodman and Joe Morton as backup singers. Had they stopped there, the film would have been much better. Instead, a kid was thrown into the mix. An orphan, of course. Awwww. Elwood Blues is supposed to act as mentor for the kid (Buster), but forgets to return Buster to the orphanage, getting half the cops in the country and several mean orphanage workers on his tail. Now, the whole point of the first Blues Brothers film is that these guys can't stay out of trouble. The character of Elwood, with or without Brother Jake, is going to get himself in it up to his eyeballs. The whole story about Elwood being chased for kidnapping is ludicrous. Elwood is going to get in trouble for one thing or another. It didn't have to be kidnapping. Thus, we end up listening to a prepubescent kid squalling the lines of a damned good song, one that was belted out by three fine singers (Aykroyd, Goodman, and Morton), thus ruining the whole effect. It's no wonder that the Blues Brothers lost the Battle of the Bands - I'd have booed them offstage for bringing a kid into the mix. There's an cloying, aren't-we-cute gushiness about Buster and his little Blues Brothers outfit that almost gags me. I loved the musical numbers and all the guest artists - and what an impressive group they are! - so I can't understand why the filmmakers would drag down the storyline by introducing a kid, and throwing in all the clichés associated with a small child interacting with adults. The kid is just needless baggage. He's (supposedly, though I see no evidence of it) a good singer. He gives a pep talk at the crucial time. He's easy to bond with. It just doesn't work. This of course had a hard to getting to screen with studio " notes" such Buster being one of them and the other wanting a pg-13 rating which to me totally took the life out of the film and made it to lite.. I do really blame Landis or Aykroyd for the faults with this film. I've heard time and time again about how the dealing with a studio who has no clue about the audience for a film can screw it up. Also not the worst sequel ever made despite what some will tell you. Not even close. See Highlander 2 if you wanna see the worst sequel ever made. In the end I like the film will watch it for the music and for Elwood's highly inventive method of parallel parking

David Ladd
David Ladd

Super Reviewer

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