R | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
According to Dan Aykroyd, many theaters in the American South refused to show the film, because they felt that there were too many African-Americans in it. Aykroyd believes the film would have done even better at the box-office, if not for the racism in the American South.
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.
At about 1:48:20: After the Good Ol' Boys' Winnebago passes all the police cars and the Bluesmobile, it cuts to a position ahead of the Winnebago as it starts to slide out of control and the driver exits the highway. The Bluesmobile and police cars aren't there anymore. There's a station wagon and a couple of other cars that slam on their brakes but no police cars.
Many of the film's crew members are shown singing "Jailhouse Rock" (as the credit "Crew" appears on-screen) during the final number.
The Collectors' Edition on DVD runs 18 minutes longer than the original release and includes the following expanded or newly added scenes:
$4,858,152 (USA) (22 June 1980)