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Constantine (2005)

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

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Jamie Delano (comic book "Hellblazer"), Garth Ennis (comic book "Hellblazer") | 3 more credits »
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... John Constantine
Rachel Weisz ... Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson
Shia LaBeouf ... Chas Kramer
Djimon Hounsou ... Midnite
Max Baker ... Beeman
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Father Hennessy
Gavin Rossdale ... Balthazar
Tilda Swinton ... Gabriel
Peter Stormare ... Satan
Jesse Ramirez ... Scavenger
José Zúñiga ... Detective Weiss (as Jose Zuniga)
Francis Guinan ... Father Garret
Larry Cedar ... Vermin Man
April Grace ... Dr. Leslie Archer
Suzanne Whang ... Mother
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Constantine: Hellblazer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,624,407, 18 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,976,178, 16 June 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,884,728, 8 January 2006
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On the side walls of Beeman's bowling alley there is a logo of three balls each having a line that juts off from them, looking more like 666 than anything. This can be seen at the beginning of the scene where Beeman discovers the truth to the demons trying to pass over. See more »

Goofs

The Spear of Destiny was taken by Adolph Hitler at the start of the anschluss of Austria. The opening scene features the Spear being unwrapped from a Nazi flag, hence indicating it was the Spear taken from Austria. However, while the Spear and other artifacts were very nearly lost or destroyed at the end of WWII, they were rescued and the Spear returned to Austria. See the first episode of "Myth Hunters" for details. See more »

Quotes

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

The logos for Warner Bros, Village Roadshow Pictures, and DC/Vertigo Comics all appear, smolder and crumble in the hell setting. See more »

Connections

Referenced in GirlFight: inVite (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Los Recuerdos del Troquero
Written by Salome Gutierrez, R.
Performed by Flaco Jiménez
Courtesy of D.L.B. Records
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
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Possibly one of the greatest supernatural films of all time
22 April 2017 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Context.

You need context.

This review penned in 2017, some 12 years after the release.

In this period, Marvel and DC are at each other's throats, each trying to monetize every character, sub-character, plot device and dust bunny from their respective libraries. Regardless of merit. It is all about the dollars.

A story as pure as this one -- penned by Kevin Brodbin -- could never be done today because it lacks the setup for a dozen spinoffs and sequels, as well as the mandatory backstory and product placements.

Sporting two of the most charismatic and photogenic stars of all time, at the peak of their careers, we have a story with no bad lines, no lapses in the arcs, and no time wasted. Just pure, engrossing, film pleasure from beginning to end.

Yes, I know that it was not appreciated in its day. But the future is always the final judge.


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