The Blues Brothers

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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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.

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The Blues Brothers mistake picture

Trivia: The Cook County collector is played by Steven Spielberg.

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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.

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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."

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Trivia: Little Richard was asked to appear and perform in the film; he declined because at the time the film was made, he was only performing gospel music, as opposed to the secular music from his early career.

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zendaddy621

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.

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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.

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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.

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zendaddy621

Trivia: The Nazi group is called the "American Socialist White Peoples Party." ASWPP. Or when pronounced..."Ass Wipe"

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Trivia: When Aretha Franklin is singing "Think" in the café, one of the backing singers is her sister Carolyn.

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Cubs Fan

Trivia: Elwood never takes off his sunglasses at any point in the movie. Likewise, Jake never takes off his hat.

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rabid anarchist
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Suggested correction: He pulls his sunglasses off in front of Carrie Fisher at the very end of the movie.

I'ts Jake that pulls his sunglasses off in front of Carrie Fisher, not Elwood.

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