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The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' (1998)


J.M. Kenny (as Joseph 'J.M.' Kenny)


J.M. Kenny (as Joseph 'J.M.' Kenny)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Self
John Landis ... Self
Tom Malone Tom Malone ... Self
Alan Rubin Alan Rubin ... Self
Lou Marini Lou Marini ... Self (as 'Blue Lou' Marini)
Paul Shaffer ... Self
Steve Cropper ... Self (as Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper)
Donald Dunn ... Self (as Donald 'Duck' Dunn)
Matt Murphy ... Self (as Matt 'Guitar' Murphy)
Murphy Dunne Murphy Dunne ... Self
Robert K. Weiss ... Self
Sean Daniel Sean Daniel ... Self
George Folsey Jr. George Folsey Jr. ... Self
Stephen M. Katz ... Self
Frank Oz ... Self


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This documentary is featured on the Collector's Edition DVD for The Blues Brothers (1980), released in 1998. See more »

Alternate Versions

A severely edited version of this documentary (re-edited to 25 minutes) appears on the 1998 Collector's Editon VHS. The uncut version appears on the multiple DVD releases. See more »


References Dragnet (1987) See more »

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Moves like the Bluesmobile
27 October 2008 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This is a feature-length behind-the-scenes production found on the Collector's Edition DVD of The Blues Brothers, and obviously also focusing on that film. This is marvelously well-paced. There is not a dull moment to be found in the almost full hour it takes, and I certainly consider my time on it well-spent... and this wasn't even my first viewing. It's got plenty of information, and its share of anecdotes, as well. It's made up of footage from the set, other candid material and such, clips of the movie and interview parts, with basically everyone, the band, the actors, Landis, and more. Interesting things are shared and revealed from the various talking heads. The editing is spot-on, as tight as it gets. The music choices, props to whoever was in charge of that. There is some language, it's really not that much or often, but when it is there, it can be pretty pervasive and harsh, so anyone bothered by that might want to think twice before watching. I recommend this to anyone who can be called a fan of the original silver screen effort, the songs, and/or the people. 7/10

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8 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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