Top 9 The Blues Brothers Movie Details

While searching the internet for The Blues Brothers movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

John Lee Hooker is the only musical artist featured both as a character (Street Slim singing Boom Boom) and as music the brothers are listening to diegetically in their car (Hooker's own recording of Boogie Chillen') while they're driving to Bob's Country Bunker
John Lee Hooker is the only musical artist featured both as a character (Street Slim singing Boom Boom) and as music the brothers are listening to diegetically in their car (Hooker's own recording of Boogie Chillen') while they're driving to Bob's Country Bunker
During the church scene, an actual church was used, and the actual congregation can be seen in the balcony.
During the church scene, an actual church was used, and the actual congregation can be seen in the balcony.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun The Blues Brothers details are suitable for kids.

  1. John Belushi's coke habit was so severe Universal Studios included it in the budget. Director John Landis later found "a mountain of cocaine" in Belushi's trailer. The expense was approved so they could all work at night. Shit was behind schedule--cause blow.

  2. The band played two songs at Bob's Country Bunker: "Stand by Your Man" and "Rawhide." However, a third song was recorded and filmed: Johnny Horton's "Sink the Bismarck."

  3. The Playboy pinup on Elwood's wall was a fake centerfold featuring Colleen Camp that had been specially created for use in Apocalypse Now.

Hidden Details

1 - Jake's relationship to the Mystery Woman is foreshadowed when she is learning how to use the flamethrower.
Jake's relationship to the Mystery Woman is foreshadowed when she is learning how to use the flamethrower.

The Illinois Nazis are members of the American Socialist White Peoples Party, or ASWIPP (asswipe)

Takes place in and around Chicago. Parts of the ending car chase, including the bridge scene and freeway shots, are shot in Milwaukee to utilize the construction of a bridge at the time.

I am pretty sure that you've watched The Blues Brothers, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about The Blues Brothers and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.