Retro Trailer of the Week: The Blues Brothers

In honor of today’s Emmy nominations, we’re going to take it back to a film that was based off of a sketch that vaulted John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd into the comedy-legend stratosphere, The Blues Brothers.

Belushi and Aykroyd play Jake and Elwood Blues, brothers on “a mission from God” to reunite the Blues Brothers Band to raise money to save the orphanage where they grew up. Released in 1980 and directed by John Landis, the production was a nightmare and behind schedule, but it made a killing at the box office.

While not the most reoccurring sketch on SNL, the film stands as one of the top comedies of all time.

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