- Elwood: "It's 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."Jake: "Hit it."
The Blues Brothers a ‘Catholic Classic'In the Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, the 1980 comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, The Blues Brothers, has been declared "a Catholic classic" alongside The Ten Commandments and The Passion of the Christ. L'Osservatore editor Gian Maria Vian, who doubles as its film critic, apparently, cited the film's plot, in which two brothers battle "cops, neo-Nazis and crazed country fans in a bid to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised," as his explanation. The Vatican's official reading of the film is that, "For [the Blues brothers] this Catholic institution is their only family. And they decide to save it at any cost." Aykroyd told the New York Post: "As a former altar boy from age 6 ... but a somewhat lapsed Catholic, I was delighted with the endorsement." Official Catholic ruling on Caddyshack II is still pending.
The Blues Brothers Band
- Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues, harmonica and lead vocals
- Steve Cropper as Steve "the Colonel" Cropper, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and vocals
- Donald "Duck" Dunn as Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass guitar
- Murphy Dunne as Murphy "Murph" Dunne, keyboards
- Willie Hall as Willie "Too Big" Hall, drums and percussion
- Tom Malone as Tom "Bones" Malone, trombone, tenor saxophone and vocals
- Lou Marini as "Blue Lou" Marini, alto saxophone and tenor saxophone and vocals
- Matt Murphy as Matt "Guitar" Murphy, lead guitar
- Alan Rubin as Alan "Mr. Fabulous" Rubin, trumpet, percussion and vocals