The Blues Brothers

Factual error: When the Blues Brothers are trying to escape the Illinois Nazis, they are on a freeway heading through a construction site. They break through several barricades, jam on the brakes, and stop just before they go off of a bridge. They slam the car into reverse and flip through the air to escape. The Illinois Nazis go over the bridge. The bridge is in Milwaukee, WI. The tall white building in the background is the US Bank building in downtown Milwaukee, WI. As the Nazis fall to earth, they fall past a building in downtown Chicago, IL before going through the street on impact. The Nazis fell from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL.

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Factual error: As part of her quest to kill John Belushi, Carrie Fisher shoots at the brothers with a flamethrower. She is earlier seen reading the manual for the "M-79 Flamethrower." The M-79 is a grenade launcher - the one Schwarzengger carries in "Terminator 2."

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Factual error: The Palace Hotel that The Blues Brothers do their big show in is supposed to be 106 miles up north. That would put it in Wisconsin. The flags that fly outside the hall are Illinois state flag.

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Factual error: The street Cortland doesn't go "northbound," as the black cop said he was traveling on. It's an E-W street.

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Suggested correction: This scene was shot in Park Ridge, IL, where their Courtland Avenue runs N-S.

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Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.

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In the scene where they go to Elwood's apartment, Elwood puts on a 78 RPM Decca Louis Jordan record. The record is entitled "Saturday Night Fish Fry". But the song that plays is "Let The Good Times Roll".

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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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