The Blues Brothers

Continuity mistake: As the Bluesmobile screeches to a halt on the sidewalk at the end of the long chase, it leaves obvious tire trails on the sidewalk. But in the very next shot (when the car breaks apart), the trails are gone. (02:12:00)

johnrosa

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Continuity mistake: When the Blues Brothers are paying the assessment in the Cook County Assessor's Office, the area behind the assessor has a desk and is not very wide. In the shot where the camera has panned out, it shows a much larger area behind the assessor. Additionally, how did all of the emergency services personnel get in the room without anyone in the shot seeing or hearing them. When it cuts to this scene, the Blues Brothers look surprised, but they should have easily seen and heard this. (02:18:44)

jayse10024

Continuity mistake: Throughout the "Everybody Needs Somebody" song number, pay attention to the band member in the background smoking a pipe. More specifically, watch the smoke coming out of his pipe. Sometimes it's consistent from shot to shot, but at other times, it changes completely. (Ex. When Jake sings "When my soul's on fire," all of the smoke disappears between cuts).

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When the brothers are in the fancy restaurant, Elwood drinks champagne from a glass. A few shots later the glass is filled back up again.

ozwal13

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Continuity mistake: The sticker on the license plate is in the beginning on the left side (before the Bluesmobile jumps over the bridge), then on the right side (after the Nazis jump from the bridge). (00:08:35 - 00:52:40)

luigimakaroni

Continuity mistake: When the Blues Brothers first go into the tax building in Chicago, the building has gold numbers above the door that they are blocking from the inside that read 118. When the rest of the cops and a firetruck pass by, we now see the numbers are black and not even the same shape as the gold ones.

jerimiah

Continuity mistake: After the cop car hits the Winnebago, we see the car's back window is completely gone in two separate shots. However, when the camera angle does a close up on the car, we see a cop pushing out the rear windshield which was simply not there the shot before.

jerimiah

Continuity mistake: When the cop car comes out to chase the Blues Brothers from behind the sign, the car starts off directly behind the sign. When the Good Ole Boys pass in the Winnebago, we see the cop car is before the sign and already has a running start.

jerimiah

Continuity mistake: At Chez Paul, when Jake and Elwood first meet up with Mr. Fabulous, who is talking on the phone, there is a shot of them walking down the hallway towards him and you can see that Mr. Fabulous is looking right at the two brothers. In the next shot, his head is down and he then looks up at Jake and Elwood.

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Continuity mistake: In the deleted scene where Elwood goes into the manager's office to quit, right before he walks in the door he sets his briefcase down, it is slightly crooked and in the center of the floor. When he goes to leave it is sitting straight and further to the left. (00:42:45)

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Trivia: This movie set a long-standing Guinness World Record for the largest number of automobiles ever destroyed in a movie: 60 refurbished and reinforced police cars were wrecked (most beyond repair) in the various chase scenes. This record held until the belated sequel, "Blues Brothers 2000," (1998) deliberately set the new record by wrecking one additional automobile for a total of 61.

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Question: Did John Belushi do all the dancing, especially the turnovers in church, by himself or was it a double?

Answer: It was a double, and the "making of" documentary on the DVD shows this.

David Mercier

To be fair, John did do a lot of flips and dancing as Jake; just not all of them in the movie

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