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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:

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When John states that "the wicked shall inherit the earth," it is a reference to the Beatitudes from Jesus's Sermon on the Mount: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." See more »

Goofs

When in the car about to call Beeman, Constantine says that the bible in hell gives a whole new meaning to "Revelations". The last book in the Bible is actually "Revelation", without the 's', as its story is considered to be a single "revelation." (This mistake is common in real life.) 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

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 »

Connections

References The Holy Mountain (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Sorry...I liked it...
25 July 2005 | by LAKERS34See 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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