Elwood is out of prison and back in town with a whole new mission. Get the band and his family back together to help a young delinquent orphan get back on the straight and narrow. Will music really tame the savage beast?
New Orleans card dealer Shooter (Karl Malden) is puzzling over his young wife Melba (Ann-Margret) when he takes a call from big-timer Lancey Howard (Edward G. Robinson), early in Norman Jewison's The Cincinnati Kid, 1965.
Steve McQueen (title character) is surprised by girlfriend Christian (Tuesday Weld) planning to leave town as his big poker game approaches, in Norman Jewison's The Cincinnati Kid, 1965.
Big-timer Lancey Howard (Edward G. Robinson) arrives New Orleans, as Steve McQueen (title character), unable to find a game, gets the news from dealer Shooter (Karl Malden), in The Cincinnati Kid, 1965.
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Eighteen years after the Brothers' original "mission from God", Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away. His partner, Jake, is gone, his band is no longer together and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished. Elwood soon realizes that he must embark on a whole new mission - to reassemble the old band, this time with the help of a soulful bartender (John Goodman), compete at Queen Moussette's (Erykah Badu) Battle of the Bands and set a wayward orphan named Buster on the path to redemption. In the midst of the mayhem, he's got to prove to the police that there's magic in the music...and a mysterious method behind the Blues Brothers' madness. Special appearances by B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Johnny Lang, Blues Traveler, Eric Claption and many more. It's an action-packed comedy with lots of Rhythm and Blues.
After the release of Jake Blues (John Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) go to visit the orphanage where they were released by nuns. They learned that the church stopped its support and will sell the place unless the tax on the property is paid with 11 days. The brothers decide to raise the money by putting their blues band back together and staging a big gig. They may be on a "mission from God" but they're making enemies everywhere they go. Featuring performances by some of blues finest, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and co-starring John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson and Steve Lawrence.
Dan Aykroyd returns as Elwood Blues in this action-packed comedy that co-stars John Goodman and includes special appearances by B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Eric Clapton.
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