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Constantine (2005)

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

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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

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The wager between heaven and hell is on Earth See more »


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  »

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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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Trivia

The original script had the opening in Istanbul, Turkey but had to be changed to the present location because of budget restraints. See more »

Goofs

When Constantine enters the bowling center, we see all of the lanes; however, when Constantine goes into the machine area, the machines are not bowling machines; and there is a walkway between the backs of the machines. The bowling center was one location, while the machines were in another location. 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

References Hellboy (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Passive
Written by Danny Lohner, Maynard James Keenan, Trent Reznor and Billy Howerdel
Performed by A Perfect Circle
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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Decent combination of occult and modern visual.
14 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Personally, this movie is really a memorable one to me. I was 15 when I watched it in theater. And totally stunned by the visuals and world of it.

The stories of "Exorcist and Devil" have already been told thousands of times by many kinds of media. Even in the era of Jesus Christ himself. "Constantine" proved that with such a classic theme, filmmakers can still make something different from others.

With great visual effects, it shows us the world of hell, which is something you might never forget. Even the movie itself was released in 8 years ago, still, they are fascinating and unique enough to stand the test of time.

The plot is nothing special, to be honest. It is another "kill the bad guys" stuff. However, props and directions are successfully making diversion to it. You can't miss one single moment of scenery that is full of gadgets and super-natural being dancing in the dark street of Los Angeles. And of course,Keane Reeves. He is taking control of whole atmosphere of this film. I think the role of John Constantine is definitely settle with him.

It's not the movie liked by everyone I suppose, however it's not cheesy B-class film either. It's well directed and modernized occult movie. If you like dark fantasy or anti-hero style story, it's definitely the one for you to watch.


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