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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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The wager between heaven and hell is on Earth 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

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$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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Trivia

Keanu Reeves bought the Holy Shotgun prop and gave it to director Francis Lawrence as a gift. See more »

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When John puts the needle on the first track of Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" album, "Take Five" begins to play. "Take Five" is the third track. 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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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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Take Five
Written by Paul Desmond
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
Used by arrangement with Derry Music Company
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Loved It!
16 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Keanu Reeves then you'll love this movie. Of course, he plays a similar character to this other roles but so do most actors. I believe most actors are merely personalities and Keanu has a cool one at that.

The special effects were great and there were many picturesque scenes that will leave an imprint on your mind.

Even though I had never read the comic book I really appreciated this movie for it's religious theme. I think anyone can relate to the movie's notions of Heaven and Hell, good and evil.

The movie was funny, had just enough action, cool weapons, and breathtaking scenes. Most importantly, watching it, I easily felt transported into that world.

Great movie overall. I hope there is a sequel.


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