Trivia: At one time, this movie was in the Guinness Book of Records, for destroying the most cars in a single movie.
Trivia: In every John Landis film, you can see or hear the phrase "See you next Wednesday." In this film, it's the big movie ad sign (starring King Kong) where a police car is hiding behind.
Trivia: The mall the Blues Brothers drove through is the old Dixie Square mall in Harvey Illinois. The 800,000 square foot shopping center had been abandoned in 1979 and was renovated specially for the chase sequence. The mall remained unused since filming was completed and was demolished in 2012.
Trivia: Right after the first police car pileup in the mall, a police office says, "He broke my watch." If you listen carefully, right after every police car pileup thereafter you can hear a police office yell, "He broke my watch."
Trivia: Notice the Graffiti on the Bridge the Blues Brothers use to hide the car. One of them is *John (heart) Debbie*. This is a reference to the Director, John Landis, and his wife Deborah.
Trivia: The Nazi group is called the "American Socialist White Peoples Party." ASWPP. Or when pronounced..."Ass Wipe"
Trivia: Several "Bluesmobiles" were created for the film; a crew member drove one over 100 miles west to Spring Valley, Illinois. He was arrested because the vehicle's license plate was a fake; when contacted by the police, the filmmakers in Chicago were more concerned with recovering the vehicle than bailing out the driver.
Trivia: When the Blues Brothers sing "Jailhouse Rock," there are several shots of a long-haired prisoner who eventually leaps onto the table to dance. The performer is Joe Walsh, guitar player for The Eagles.