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Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back.

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John Constantine is approached by Det. Angela Dodson who needs his help to prove that her twin sister Isabel's death was not a suicide. The dead woman was a devout Catholic and Angela refuses to accept that she would have taken her own life. She's asked Constantine for help because he has a reputation for dealing with the mystical. In fact, he is a demon hunter whose sole purpose on Earth is to send demons back to the nether regions. John himself has been to Hell - as a young man he too committed suicide and now knows that he is destined to return there on his death - but hopes that his good deeds may somehow find him a place in Heaven. As he looks into Isabel's death, he realizes that demons are trying to break through to the human world and his battles lead him into a direct conflict with Satan. Written by garykmcd

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demon | hell | suicide | twin | death | See more »

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Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for violence and demonic images | See all certifications »

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,176,865 (Japan) (15 April 2005)

Gross:

$75,500,759 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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The original title, Hellblazer, was changed because it was too similar to Hellboy (2004). The movies were scheduled to be released within a short space of time between them and it was decided that having such similar titles would hurt the sales of tickets. Therefore Hellblazer was changed to Constantine. See more »

Goofs

When Father Hennessy is drinking himself to death in the liquor store the first two bottles he grabs are wine bottles. We hear the tell-tale sound of a cork popping, but not only would it be physically impossible to pull out a cork, that had not been previously opened, without a corkscrew, all corked bottles are sealed with foils, which we also don't see him removing. While there are cheap wines that have a twist-open top, the cork sound is an error. See more »

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[first lines]
Scavenger #2: Manuel.
[Scavenger continues to walk away in a trance]
Scavenger #2: Manuel!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER After the credits, there's an epilogue to the action of the movie, with Constantine leaving his lighter on a gravestone, whereupon Chaz Kramer shows up as an angel. See more »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Passive
Written by Danny Lohner, Maynard James Keenan, Trent Reznor and Billy Howerdel
Performed by A Perfect Circle
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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See it! You won't be sorry!
20 February 2005 | by (Naples, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Constantine" is a dark, yet dazzling film. A terrific story backed up by spectacular special effects and great cinematography pull us into a dark and dangerous world - a world where half-angels and half-demons whisper to us mortals as God and Satan use us as pawns in an apocalyptic game of chess. Cursed with ability too see these spirits, John Constantine finds himself right in the middle of this showdown.

Keanu Reeves gives a fantastic turn as John Constantine. He infuses Constantine with a grim sense of purpose and dark humor. He is the ultimate anti-hero, and Reeves deftly takes Constantine from being someone we simply root for to someone we actually like and respect.

Rachel Weisz is terrific as well. Her tortured and soulful performance is the best of the film. Shia LaBeouf also blew me away.

I have not read the Hellblazer comics, but standing alone "Constantine" is a great film. This one is a must see!


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