The Blues Brothers is a 1980 film starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. It tells the story of Elwood Blues, a man who reunites his old band The Blues Brothers to save their childhood home from foreclosure.
The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and won the award for Best Original Score.
An all-time classic, The Blues Brothers follows “Joliet” Jake Blues, a Blues vocalist and petty criminal, who is out of prison on parole. His brother, Elmwood, picks him up in their ramshackle, decommissioned police car, a 1974 Dodge Monaco, dubbed “Bluesmobile”. They drive to the orphanage where they grew up and find out that it owed $5000 in property taxes. It would be closed down if the money was not paid. Jake decides it was time he and Elmwood revived their band, The Blues Brothers, to raise the money. They strap a loudspeaker to the roof of Bluesmobile and drive around Chicago to promote their fundraising concert, but the authorities and a band they pissed off before, are watching them with disapproval.