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Constantine (2005)

Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

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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 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 and knows that he is destined to return there on his death - but hopes his good deeds may find him a place in Heaven. As he looks into Isabel's death, he realizes 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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The wager between heaven and hell is on Earth See more »


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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:

Hellblazer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,094,982 (Spain) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$75,500,759 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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Trivia

Aside from John Constantine, the only characters to survive the transition from comic to movie are Ellie (a demoness mostly cut from the original theatrical release), Papa Midnite, Chaz Chandler and Gabriel. All of the other characters were invented for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the street lights are shutting down, before the demons attack Constantine and Angela, the red traffic lights can be seen to shut down twice. 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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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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Very well done, with great special effects.
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have to say, I went to see Constantine because Shia LaBeouf is one of my favourite actors. This may have made me biased before I even entered the cinema, but I thoroughly enjoyed this film anyway! The plot is a little hard to follow especially if you don't listen and watch carefully for the clues. It centers around John Constantine (Reeves) who helps "save the world" from demons. He's not the usual sort of superhero because he is very reluctant to fit into that kind of role. The supporting actors are very well cast, and Rachel Weisz deserves all the praise she gets for her part. Tilda Swinton as Gabriel portrays the angel perfectly as not quite male or female. The film presents interesting views about heaven, hell and death, it's very thought-provoking. In a way, Constantine reminded me of I,Robot because it has a male lead who meets a female lead, and also has LaBeouf as sidekick again. But other than that this was a good film, and I think I will buy or rent it on DVD when it comes out. Here's a tip: wait until the credits ends, there is an extra scene!


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