Location: EXT. HIGHWAY - NIGHT
The Bluesmobile and the Cadillac continue down the road. Jake, for the first time, is a little worried. He is in the front seat and Mr. Fabulous and Murphy are still in the back. The other band members follow in the car behind.
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE - MOVING - NIGHT
MR. FABULOUS: All right, Jake. We've been in this car for three hours now. Where the hell is this place?
JAKE: (worried, scanning the horizon) I told you it'd take a little while to get there.
MURPHY: Yeah, what's the name of this place, Jake?
JAKE: (worried) uh…the name of the place is, uh...
Jake looks up.
Location: JAKE'S P.O.V. - EXT. BOB'S COUNTRY BUNKER - NIGHT
On the side of the road is a long, wide, one-story cinder block road house. A neon sign with a rocking cowboy hat flashes: BOB'S COUNTRY BUNKER. The parking lot is empty except for two pickups and a semi. At the entrance to the parking lot is a big marquee with plastic supermarket-type letters that read: TONIGHT ONLY - THE GOOD OLE BOYS.
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE
JAKE: (excitedly) Bob's Country Bunker! Here we are!
ELWOOD: (under his breath) Bob's Country Bunker?
Location: EXT. BOB'S COUNTRY BUNKER - NIGHT
The Bluesmobile and the Cadillac pull into the parking lot. The band members all get out and stretch.MR. FABULOUS: Jake, the sign says, 'Tonight- only, the Good Ole Boys.'
JAKE: Must be a mistake. The Blues Brothers It's supposed to read, 'Tonight only, The Blues Brothers triumphant return Must be some kind of mistake.'You guys start unloading the stuff. Elwood, come with me.
Location: INT. BOB'S - NIGHT
A long, dark space with black cinder-block walls and a bar in the front at which sit three men drinking beer. Other than the three patrons, the place is empty. Jake and Elwood go to the bar. CLAIRE, the owner's wife, approaches them.
CLAIRE: Well, now, what can I get you boy's? You thirsty you hungry? Are you just driving through? Maybe you’d like a beer or something hard? We happen to make the state's best pepper steak.
JAKE: No thank you ma'am, We maybe suckin’ back a few beers a little later on. We’ll be here all night. You see ,we’re the band.
CLAIRE: You are? Oh gee,that's nice.Hey Bob this is the band.
Elwood stops her.
ELWOOD: What kind of music do you usually have here?
CLAIRE: Oh, we have both kinds -- country and western.
Claire goes off to get Bob.
ELWOOD: Jake, are you sure this is the place?
JAKE: Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure this is the place.
A tall husky man in a cowboy shirt approaches Jake and Elwood. He is big and a little scary. This is BOB, Claire's husband and the owner of the place.
BOB: Hi. Are you the Good Ole Boys?
JAKE: That's us. The rest of the band's out in the parking lot getting our stuff together.
Elwood looks at Jake amazed. He's about to speak, but Jake gives him a shot in the ribs with his elbow.
BOB: (shaking Jake's hand) Well, I’m so glad to have you boys here. I'm Bob and this is my place.
JAKE: It's a beautiful place, Bob.
BOB: I guess you fellows will want to set up
The other members of the band come in carrying their instrument cases. Claire hits some switches beneath the bar.Camera: CUT TO
Location: INT. BOB'S DRINKING ROOM - NIGHT
Spotlights illuminate a stage at the rear of a sparse expansive beverage room filled with tables and booths. The stage consists of a slight elevated platform, with a wire cage in front of it and bales of hay on either side. The band members walk towards the stage exchanging worried looks.
BLUE LOU: Chicken wire?
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From wall to wall across the apron there is a seven-foot-high fence of double chicken wire, held up by black 4' x 8's. At the base of the stage there is a bin on the floor. The band members group around.
JAKE: Okay, let's set up for a sound check.
The band members disperse. Bob stops Bones.
BOB: I guess I'll give this to you. You're the tall one.
He hands Bones a piece of paper.
BONES: Okay. What is it?
BOB: It's the list of songs you're gonna play tonight.
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Location: INT. BOB'S COUNTRY BUNKER - PATRONS - NIGHT
in peaked "name" hats, work boots, and vests cram the place. There are two man for every woman and the women all have names like Lucille.Camera: CUT TO
Location: STAGE - THEE BAND
is set up. Bones and Elwood confer.ELWOOD: (reading list) I don't think we know any of the songs on this list.
JAKE: That list doesn't mean anything. They're just requests. we'll. do our regular set. Let's start with "Gimme Some Lovin'."
MURPHY: "Gimme Some Lovin'"... one... two... three….four...
The band starts the Stones' "Gimme Some Lovin’.
PATRON: Listen to that damn shit!
PATRON: What are those damn freak pecker heads playin'?
ELWOOD: (into microphone) Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We're sure glad to be here in Kokomo tonight. We're The Good Ole Blues Brothers Boys Band... from Chicago. We hope you like our show. I'm Elwood. This is my brother Jake.
Jake starts the vocal.Camera: CUT TO
Location: BAR - CLAIRE AND BOB
are pushing drinks. Bob looks up.BOB: (disturbed) That ain’t no Hank Williams song.
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Location: BAR -
BOB leans over and hits a light switch.
Location: STAGE - THE LIGHTS
on stage go out. The band stops playing. The audience begins hurling bottles, cans, and ashtrays at the stage. They bounce off the chicken wire into the big bin on the floor.
Location: STAGE - THE BAND
is in darkness and confused.
MURPHY: Why did they turn out the lights?
WILLIE: Maybe they blew a fuse.
BLUE LOU: I don't think so, man. Those lights are off on purpose.
JAKE: What do you mean?
COLONEL: The owner wrote down the songs he wanted us to play on a piece of paper. We are not playing them.
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begins to understand. He turns towards the audience. They hurl bottles, ashtrays...Jake moves towards the audience clenching his fists.
ELWOOD: We gotta figure out something these people like and fast.
MURPHY: I've got it. Remember the 'Theme From Rawhide"?
The band, with Murphy leading at the Piano, begins to play the "Theme From Rawhide'. Elwood starts to sing.ELWOOD: 'Rollin', rollin', rollin'. Keep those doggies rollin'. Rawhide!'
JAKE: 'Don't try to understand 'em. Just head 'em up and brand 'em. Soon we'll be ridin' far and wide. Rawhide!'
The lights come on as the audience responds to the country-flavored tune with gusto. Elwood and, Jake begin to really get into the song:
Location: INT. BOB'S COUNTRY BUNKER
Elwood and the band finish the "Theme From Rawhide" and are greeted with righteous applause and a barrage of glasses and ashtrays.
ELWOOD: Thank you. 'Theme From the TV show Rawhide.'. Thank you.
Jake takes the microphone.JAKE: Ladies and gentlemen, The Blues Brothers Band would like to Sing a Country and western favorite of mine and I hope a favorite of yours -- "Stand By Your Man." We sure hope you enjoy it.
MURPHY: One... two... three....
Murph and the band members sing backup on "Stand By Your Man".
JAKE: Sometimes it's hard to be a woman, giving all your love to just one man
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Location: INT. BOB'S COUNTRY BUNKER - NIGHT
It is the end of the night. Many persons are drunk.
The band vamps on "Rawhide”.
JAKE: Well, folks, the time to call it a night. Do what you feel and keep both feet on the wheel. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Until next time....
Jake sings.JAKE: 'Just head 'em up and brand 'em. Don't try to understand 'em. Soon we'll be ridin' far and wide, Raaawhiiide'.
They finish. The stage lights go out.
JAKE: (to band) let's get the hell out of here fast.
The band immediately begins to break down the equipment Bob Comes up on stage as the place begins to clear out.
BOB: Shit, I’m gonna tell you boys that’s some of the best goddamm music we’ve had at the Country Bunker in a long time.
ELWOOD: Well, Sorry we couldn't remember the 'Wreck of the Old 97'.
BOB: Hell, you guys can learn it next time,when you come back.
JAKE: Bob, about, uh, our money for tonight....
BOB: That's right… Two hundred dollars, and you boys drank $300 worth of beer.
ELWOOD: Oh, well, when first came in, the bar lady never charged us for the first round. So we figured beer was complimentary for the band, you know.
The camera takes in the hundreds of empty beer bottles on the stage. Bob laughs quietly.
BOB: Noo, noo.
JAKE: Oh, okay, well I'll just go out and take a collection from the boys.
BOB: Well, I tell Ya ,I sure would appreciate it.
Jake and Elwood go out....Camera: CUT TO