Jake and Elwood take on ‘a mission from God’ to save the Roman Catholic orphanage in which they grew up. 40 stunt drivers help the brothers destroy sixty ($400) police cars in the chase scene — a record broken only by the film’s 2000 sequel. ▷Vanity:Making of ▹
Supporting actors in the $30M film include John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Twiggy, Frank Oz, a big chunk of Booker T. & the M.G.’s and many more. The soundtrack album reaches US#18 on the charts.
An international top-5 success, it establishes the lead-singer of R&B girl group Destiny’s Child as a worldwide solo artist. It wins 5 Grammy awards and produces Billboard (US#1) singles Crazy in Love and Baby Boy.
Like all previous albums her eponymous fifth (released Dec. 13, 2013) is an international smash.
See also: List of best-selling music artists