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Blues Brothers 2000 (1997)

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (For exotic dancing and some language)
Genre:
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Studio:
Universal Pictures

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Cast

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
Lonnie Brooks
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
Chris Marshall
as Skinhead
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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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (12)

The sequel offers more of the same, only less.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

This isn't a sequel, it's a remake.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Once upon a time, it was funny.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It makes an audience pay for every two seconds of pleasure with 10 seconds of pain.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's a pity the film doesn't respect the art of acting as much as that of music.

January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Blues Brothers 2000 isn't anywhere close to the landmark its predecessor was, but it's still enjoyable.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blues Brothers 2000

½

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]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/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

Super Reviewer

½

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

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