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THE BLUES BROTHERS

Date Time
Sun 22nd July 7.30pm

Dir: John Landis | USA | 1980 | 133 mins
Cast: John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles

A nostalgic, iconic classic. After his release from prison, Jake (the late John Belushi) reunites with his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) – collectively known as the ‘Blues Brothers’. Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. So, the brothers get their old band back together. However, after playing some gigs and making a few enemies, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time. With legions of guest stars – including R&B stars James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles – and enjoyable daft, shaggy humour, it’s a joy to watch. [102]

“The stunts are still awe-inspiring, and there’s plenty of laughs. They really were thinking big.” **** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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