The Blues Brothers

Visible crew/equipment: In the gospel church scene, where James Brown is whipping up the congregation, at one point as Elwood is dancing at the front of the church after Jake has "seen the light", where the camera is pointing down the nave of the church from what would be the altar end, a technician can be seen scurrying, at the back of the church, from the left to the right aisle. (00:19:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: When they're driving on Lower Wacker Drive in the end, you can see the shadow of the camera. The camera is on the hood of the car. It's visible in the scene where they almost hit a cyclist. (02:08:05)

Visible crew/equipment: In a quick, wide shot of the front of the building at the end of the movie, as the cops are trying to break in, the camera and crew are reflected in the back window of the cop car closest to the camera.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Elwood looks up at Mack in the diner, the camera and lighting rigs can be seen in his shades.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the church scene, James Brown is shown placing the microphone back on its stand. Then it cuts to a wide shot of James pacing the stage, mic in hand. (00:23:50)

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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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