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The Blues Brothers
Director: John Landis (Dir)
Release Date:   1980
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 20 Jun 1980
Duration (in mins):   133
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Cast:   John Belushi (Joliet Jake)  
    Dan Aykroyd (Elwood)  
    James Brown (Rev. Cleophus James)  
    Cab Calloway (Curtis)  
    Ray Charles (Ray)  


Production Company: Universal Pictures (MCA, Inc.)
Distribution Company: Universal Pictures (MCA, Inc.)
Director: John Landis (Dir)
Producer: Robert K. Weiss (Prod)
Writer: Dan Aykroyd (Wrt)
  John Landis (Wrt)
Photography: Stephen M. Katz (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: John J. Lloyd (Prod des)
Film Editor: George Folsey, Jr. (Film ed)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Universal City Studios, Inc. 15/7/1980 dd/mm/yyyy PA73796

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Genre: Comedy


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   18 Jun 1980   p. 2.
Los Angeles Times   20 Jun 1980   p. 1.
New York Times   20 Jun 1980   p. 16.
Variety   18 Jun 1980   p. 22.

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