Constantine

Constantine (2005)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery-Suspense  |   Sub-Genres - Satanic Film, Superhero Film  |   Release Date - Feb 8, 2005  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Constantine is a 2005 American-German occult detective action film directed by Francis Lawrence as his feature film directorial debut, starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, with Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Djimon Hounsou. With a screenplay by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, the film is based on Vertigo Comics' Hellblazer comic book, with plot elements taken from the "Dangerous Habits" story arc (issues #41–46) and the "Original Sins" story arc.

The character of John Constantine was introduced by comic book writer/creator Alan Moore while writing the Swamp Thing, first appearing there in June 1985. In 1988, the character of John Constantine was given his own comic book title, Hellblazer, published by DC Comics under its Vertigo imprint. The "Dangerous Habits" story arc was written by Garth Ennis in 1991.

The film portrays John Constantine as a cynic with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true form. He seeks salvation from eternal damnation in Hell for a suicide attempt in his youth. Constantine exorcises demons back to Hell to earn favor with Heaven but has become weary over time. With terminal lung cancer, he helps a troubled police detective learn the truth about her sister's death while simultaneously unraveling a much larger and darker plot.

Constantine was released in the United States and Canada on February 18, 2005 and in Hong Kong on February 8, 2005. The film received mixed reviews and was a box office success, grossing $230.9 million worldwide from a $100 million budget.

Movie Info

Budget

$100,000,000

Box Office

$230,884,728

Tags

Angel, Christianity, Comics/Heroes, Confession, Demon, Exorcism, Good Versus Evil, Holy Water, Justice, Mysticism, Myths/Legends/Magic, Redemption, Self Sacrifice, Spiritual/Religious, Superhero, Supernatural, Supernatural Power, Supernatural/Monsters

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Based On: Hellblazer, John Constantine
Filming Location: California, Long Beach
Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: angel, demon, exorcism, monster movies, smoking, supernatural

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Constantin
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Constantine
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Constantine - A démonvadász
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Hellblazer
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John Constantine: Hellblazer
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Konstantin
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Konštantín
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Konstantin: Povelitel' t'my
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Konstantinas
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Konstantínos
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Konstantīns
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Konstantyn
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Người Đi Dưới Địa Ngục
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Константин
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Константин: Володар темряви
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Константин: Повелитель тьмы
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कोंस्टेनटाइन
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コンスタンティン
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地狱神探
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康斯坦汀:驅魔神探
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