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Belushi/Akroyd Double Feature!

The Blues Brothers (1980);
Neighbors (1981) @ Million Dollar Theater

The Blues Brothers (1980)
October 5, 2011 - 7:30 pm

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Directed by John Landis

When Jake Blues and brother Elwood learn that the orphanage they grew up in will be closed unless $5000 is raised to pay its property tax, they embark on a mission to save the orphanage by reuniting their rhythm and blues band.  Along the way, the brothers are pursued by the police, neo-Nazis, and a country and western band.  Featuring performances by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, Cab Calloway, and John Lee Hooker. 

Universal Pictures. Producer: Robert K. Weiss. Screenwriter: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis. Cinematographer: Stephen M. Katz. Editor: George Folsey Jr. Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles.

35mm, color, 133 min.

Neighbors (1981)

Directed by John D. Alvidsen

In his last film role, John Belushi plays Earl Keese, an unassuming suburban family man whose life is turned upside down when crazy neighbors Vic and Ramona move in next door. The outmatched Earl soon finds himself confronted with a variety of situations involving shotguns, his teenage daughter's edible panties, and/or titillating advances from Ramona in this comic nightmare, but one of the most truly disturbing things about this film is Dan Aykroyd's hair.

Columbia Pictures. Producer: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown. Screenwriter: Larry Gelbart. Cinematographer: Gerald Hirschfeld. Editor: Jane Kurson. Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cathy Moriarty, Kathryn Walker, Lauren-Marie Taylor.

35mm, color, 94 min.