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Constantine (2005)

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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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hellblazer  »

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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Trivia

Shia LaBeouf was recommended to producer Akiva Goldsman for the role of Chaz by Will Smith following his impressive performance in I, Robot (2004). The three of them worked in that film, with Smith and Goldsman as producers. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning where Constantine is exorcising the little girl, the mirror gets pulled out of the window. The line used to pull the mirror out can be seen clearly attached to it but, in the next overhead shot when it is falling toward the car, the line is clearly no longer attached. 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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There are no opening credits, only the company logos and the title of the movie. See more »

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Los Recuerdos del Troquero
Written by Salome Renteria Guitierrez
Performed by Flaco Jiménez
Courtesy of D.L.B. Records
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Sorry...I liked it...
25 July 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is a fable...it's not supposed to be so rooted in reality that we scoff at the implausibilities and the plot holes... We're not watching it to say "look at how that happened" or "why is it all happening here in L.A. when we have these worldwide problems" or...whatever... It has to happen somewhere; either you buy off on the fable and get into the story or you flush it...

While not being Catholic, through theological edification I was able to make sense of storyline, ironies, metaphors, etc... I liked Reaves' character and again, it's a matter of preference - love or hate - but he played Constantine's miserable demon-cop just right - Reaves continues to find rolls suited to his particular, dark style. Special effects were great, and I give the film kudos for not diving in and becoming an effects extravaganza...it remains online to the story and where we're going... Weisz as heroine and Peter Stormare as Lucifer himself were well-cast. What can I say? It was great diversion and a fun DVD to watch. Check it out!


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