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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
The scene where Jake and Elwood are sneaking out of the concert into the tunnel, was actually filmed underneath Chicago in a defunct electric narrow-gauge railway system. The railroad was used to carry coal, and freight its ashes out of town. Later,... ...
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.
Ray's Music Exchange is clearly located in the city of Chicago, with an elevated train platform in the street during the "Shake a Tail Feather" dance number (the location is actually Shelly's Loan and Jewelry at 300 E. 47th St.). Yet the Brothers ask the Clarion Records president to pay part of their advance to "Ray's Music Exchange in Calumet City," which has no el service.
Many of the film's crew members are shown singing "Jailhouse Rock" (as the credit "Crew" appears on-screen) during the final number.
$4,858,152 (USA) (22 June 1980)