The Blues Brothers don their porkpie hats, skinny ties and cool shades once more in this belated sequel to the 1980 cult classic. Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) emerges from a long stretch in prison to find the world has changed: his partner Jake (the late John Belushi in the first film) has gone, the band have broken up and the orphanage where he was raised has been demolished. However, meaning is brought back to his life when he embarks upon a mission to save the soul of a wayward youngster. The band must be reconvened, with the help of a new recruit (John Goodman), in order to compete at Queen Moussette's Battle of the Bands whilst avoiding the attentions of the police. As in the first film there are cameos from a host of blues and soul musicians, including B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Eric Clapton.