R | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Olivia Newton-John was considered for the role of the Mystery Woman. But she was unavailable as she was working on Xanadu (1980).
Prison Guard #1:
Yeah, the Assistant Warden wants this one out of the block early. Wants to get it over with fast.
Prison Guard #2: Okay, let's do it.
Prison Guard #1: Hey come on, it's time to wake up.
Prison Guard #2: Wake up. Let's go, it's time.
For the first few frames of the scene where the Pinto crashes through the street, the car can be seen held in its pre-drop position, reflected in the upper window of one of the buildings. After it is released, a guide or safety cable can be seen extending from the rear bumper to the left of the frame. As it impacts the street, all the buildings shake, indicating that they're just scenery flats. Finally, the breakaway section of the street can be seen in outline before the car hits.
Ending credits: Stunts by "Hollywood War Babies" - "The Champ" Donut, "Kidd" Gilbert, Jumbo, Whiz Kid, "Huff 'n' Stuff, Uncle Bud, featuring "Terrible Leon."
Some network TV prints omit the Universal globe logo at the end, and replace the Universal Studios logos with the "Ask Babs" byline at the end of the closing credits with scenes from their "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" number followed by the Universal Studios Globe Logo.
$4,858,152 22 June 1980
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