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15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Blues Brothers

They were on a mission from God. They made the holy grail of cinematic comedies.
 
Intoxicatingly laced with big blues sounds, wacky visuals and laugh-a-minute dialogue, The Blues Brothers stands as an all-time classic. Though it almost never made it to the screen at all.
 
Mostly shot in Chicago over three and a half months, the shoot descended into anarchy, flying way over budget and putting the city on lock-down with its mile-long crazed, cop car-flipping car chases - and then there was the erratic behavior of lead man John Belushi. 
 
Belushi, a native son of Chicago, was given a hero's return, giving him licence to roam around as he liked, hailing cop cars like taxis and frequently disappearing into the night and forcing director John Landis to ask his co-star and pal Dan Aykroyd to help track him down.
 
But, thankfully, it all worked out in the end. Here are 15 fascinating things you (probably) didn’t know about the film...
 
[Images: All Star, YouTube]

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