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Blues Brothers ( Original ) - How Far Is It?
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One of the most famous lines is Elwood's "It's 106 miles to Chicago...."
Now, we don't know what time the show started at the Palace Hotel ballroom, and they WERE late, but let's conservatively estimate the show starting at 9 PM. Let's guess Jake and Elwood are 2 hours late. So they go on at 11. They do 2 songs and bolt. They escape, get shot at by Carrie Fisher, then leave. Let's say it's midnight.
They are traveling at top speed, and get into Chicago late enough for a government office to be open. The office probably opens at 8 AM.
So it took them 8 hours to go 106 miles at top speed?
That's some detour!
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damsbaug on 06-13-2001
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jtmichaelson writes:
Accuracy in the script writing of The Blues Brothers was not relevant as most of it was off-the-cuff humor. The scene where Elwood says that was improv. As was the S.C.M.O.D.S. (State, County, Municipal Offender Data System).
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grandmasterB writes:
Is it possible they did more than two songs, and they didn't show it, like their show at Bob's Country Bunker?
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