The Blues Brothers

After Jake Blues's (John Belushi) release from prison, he and his brother Elwood (Dan Akroyd) learn that the church/orphanage they were raised in is to be sold to the Department of Education unless the $5,000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. Now on a "mission from God", they decide to put their band, the Blues Brothers, back together and raise the the money by staging a big show.

The movie takes place in Chicago and the metropolitan area, so there's lots of shots of the "L". Below are a QuickTime movie clip and pictures from the film. Below that, there's a list of facts about the movie.

(All clips and pictures are © 1980 Universal Pictures)

QuickTime Movies

A shot of the 6000s from and blues6.jpg.



Facts about the movie


Thanks for Art Peterson for some assistance in location identification and some addition facts about the movie production!