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Constantine (2005)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  18 February 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson
Detective Weiss (as Jose Zuniga)
Father Garret


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 - as a young man he too committed suicide and now knows that he is destined to return there on his death - but hopes his good deeds may somehow find him a place in Heaven. As he looks into Isabel's death, he realises 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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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


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The score credit in the film was originally only Brian Tyler, but Klaus Badelt was brought in by producers late in post-production to help enhance the comedic aspects of the film. Tyler and Badelt share a dual credit in composing the score. See more »


Freeze-framing the exploding bathtub segment reveals that an Asian-looking stand-in for Rachel Weisz with her hair pulled back tightly behind her left ear actually makes the move from tub to floor. See more »


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

There are no opening credits, only the company logos and the title of the movie. See more »


Take Five
Written by Paul Desmond
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
Used by arrangement with Derry Music Company
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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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