The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers quotes

56 total quotes (ID: 87)

'Joliet' Jake Blues
Elwood Blues
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First, you trade the Bluesmobile in for a microphone. Then, you lie to me about the band. Now, you're about to get me put back in the joint on the very day I just got out!


[Same car chase, after Elwood says baby clothes] This place has got everything!

Prison Officer: One hat...black.

The "Penguin": You two are such a disappointing pair. I prayed so hard for you. It saddens and hurts me to think that the two boys I raised to believe in The Ten Commandments have returned to me as thieves, with filthy mouths and bad attitudes! GET OUT, and DON'T COME BACK...until you've redeemed yourselves.

Claire: [When asked what music is played at Bob's Country Bunker] Oh we got both kinds. We got Country and Western.

The Mystery Woman: [to Jake] You contemptible pig! I remained celibate for you. I stood at the back of a cathedral, waiting, in celibacy, for you, with three hundred friends and relatives in attendance. My uncle hired the best Romanian caterers in the state. To obtain the seven limousines for the wedding party, my father used up his last favor with Mad Pete Trullo. So for me, for my mother, my grandmother, my father, my uncle, and for the common good, I must now kill you, and your brother.

[Jake and Elwood are arguing about the new Bluesmobile]
Jake: What is this?
Elwood: What's what?
Jake: (pause) This car. This stupid car. Where's the Cadillac? (Throws cigarette lighter out the window) The Caddy, where's the Caddy?
Elwood The what?
Jake: The Cadillac we used to have! The Bluesmobile!
Elwood Traded it.
Jake: You traded the Bluesmobile for this peice of shit?
Elwood: No ... for a microphone.
Jake: A microphone? [Pause] Okay, I can see that. But what the hell is this?
Elwood: I picked it up at the Mount Prospect police auction last spring. It's an old Mount Prospect police car. They were practically giving them away.
Jake: Well thank you, pal. The day I get out of prison, my own brother comes to pick me up in a police car.
Elwood You don't like it?
Jake (Very long pause) No, I don't like it.

[The Bluesmobile has just jumped an open drawbridge.]
Jake: Car's got a lot of pickup.
Elwood: It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. So what do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
Jake: Fix the cigarette lighter.

Curtis: You boys could use some churchin' up. Slide on down to the Triple Rock and catch Rev. Cleophus.
Jake: Curtis, I don't need some jive-ass preacher talkin' to me about heaven and hell!
Curtis: Jake...you get wise...you get to church!

Elwood: Shit.
Jake: What?
Elwood: Rollers. [police car]
Jake: No?
Elwood: Yep.
Jake: Shit.

Jake: God-damn it!
Elwood: Man, I haven't been pulled over in six months. I'll bet those police cops have got SCMODS.
Jake: SCMODS...?
Elwood: State County Municipal Offender Data System.

Jake: First you trade the Cadilac for a microphone, then you lie to me about the band, and now you're gonna put me right back in the joint!
Elwood: They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God!

Elwood: Well, it ain't much, but it's home.
Jake: How often does the train go by?
Elwood: So often you won't even notice it.

Jake: How you gonna get the band back together, Mr Hot-Rodder? Mr Motor Head? The cops got your name, your address!
Elwood: No, they don't got my address. I falsified my renewal. Put down 1060 West Addison.
Jake: 1060 West Addison? (pause) That's Wrigley Field!

Mrs. Tarantino: Are you the police?
Elwood: No, ma'am. We're musicians.