The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

1980, R, 133 min. Directed by John Landis. Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Fri., July 20, 2001

Landis, Belushi, and Aykroyd flesh out the fictional Blues Brothers, and in the process created just about the only Saturday Night Live skit that makes a successful transition to a feature-length comedy.

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The Blues Brothers, John Landis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway

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