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- "Angels and Demons can't cross over onto our plane. So, instead we get what I call half-breeds. They influence peddlers. They can only whisper in our ears. A single word can give you courage, or turn your favorite pleasure into your worst nightmare. Those who the demons touch, and those part angel, living alongside us. They call it the balance. I call it hypocritical bullshit."
- ―John Constantine
Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him.
|Directed by||Francis Lawrence|
|Written by||Kevin Brodbin; Frank Cappello|
|Produced by||Gilbert Adler; Michael Aguilar; Lorenzo di Bonaventura; Akiva Goldsman; Benjamin Melniker; Lauren Shuler Donner; Erwin Stoff; Michael E. Uslan|
|Music by||Klaus Badelt; Brian Tyler|
|Edited by||Wayne Wahrman|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.; Village Roadshow Pictures; DC Comics|
|Release date(s)||February 18th, 2005|
|Running time||121 min.|
|Gross revenue|| $75,976,178 (US)|
Constantine is an American action/horror film directed by Francis Lawrence. The movie is loosely based on the Hellblazer comic book series published by DC Comics. Keanu Reeves stars as the titular antihero John Constantine - an exorcist and all around enemy of demons the world over. In addition to stomping his boot firmly into the ass of evil, John finds himself the subject of a high-stakes tug of war between the forces of Heaven and the legions of Hell. He becomes involved with detective Angela Dodson who needs John's help in investigating the apparent suicide of her psychic twin sister Isabel, which she believes is murder. Helping John in his adventures is teen sidekick/chauffeur Chas Kramer and nightclub owner Papa Midnite.
|Keanu Reeves||John Constantine|
|Rachel Weisz||Angela Dodson/Isabel Dodson|
|Shia LaBeaouf||Chas Kramer|
|Djimon Hounsou||Papa Midnite|
|Pruitt Taylor Vince||Father Hennessy|
|Jose Zuniga||Detective Weiss|
|Francis Guinan||Father Garret|
|Larry Cedar||Vermin man|
|April Grace||Doctor Leslie Archer|
|Jhoanna Trias||Possessed girl|
|Alice Lo||Old woman|
|Nicholas Downs||Church attendant|
|Tanoai Reed||Midnite bouncer|
|Quinn Buniel||10-year-old Constantine|
|Ann Ryerson||Old woman on bus|
|Stephanie Fabian||Molly's server|
|Connor Dylan Wryn||Teenage Constantine|
|Laz Alonso||Morgue security guard|
|Jeremy Ray Valdez||Liquor store clerk (Nico)|
|Jose Molina||Scavenger #2|
|Barbara Pilavin||Old woman on bus (demon)|
|C.W. Pyun||Korean man|
|Sharon Omi||Female tenant|
|Edward J. Rosen||Liquor store clerk|
|John Gipson||Smoking man|
|Roberto Kawata||Police officer|
|Kevin Alejandro||Border patrol|
|Domino Harvey||Angel in nightclub|
|Mohammed Hassan||Club patron|
|Wesley John||Male tenant|
|Billy Million||Bar boy|
|Martin Pierron||Club dancer|
|R.A. Rondell||Man in jeep|
|Erik Rusnak||Nightclub patron|
|Mahryah Shain||Hospital worker|
|Gary Sievers||Precision driver|
|Chad Stahelski||Demon in hospital|
|Tony Swift||Nightclub patron|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of John Constantine was created by British author Alan Moore and artist Steve Bissette. He deputed in the pages of Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 where he became a supporting character of that title. John was the main character from the Hellblazer comic book series published by DC Comics and later became part of DC's "Vertigo" imprint.
- The plot of the film is loosely based on the "Dangerous Habits" story-arc, which was first published in #41-46 of Hellblazer. All six installments have been reprinted in the Hellblazer: Original Sins trade paperback.
- There are some rather dramatic differences between the films and the original source material. In the comics, John Constantine is blonde-haired English man from Liverpool. In the film, he is a dark-haired American. Chas Kramer is loosely based on the character Francis Charles "Chas" Chandler, who is also a British and approximately the same age as John in the comics. In the film, Chas Kramer is a teenager.
- In the film, John's surname is pronouncd kon-stan-teen. When Alan Moore first envisioned the character, his name was pronounced kon-stan-tine.
- Production on Constantine began on October 9th, 2003. Principal photography concluded on February 14th, 2004. It was filmed in Burbank and Los Angeles, California.
- During a press junket, actor Shia LaBeaouf jokingly remarked that the movie was shot on location in Hell.
- Real life bounty hunter Domino Harvey plays an Angel in this film. She was also the subject of a quasi-fictional biopic called Domino starring Keira Knightley, in which she made a cameo appearance as well. Domino Harvey died of an overdose of painkillers on June 27th, 2005 - four months after the release of this film.
- Actress Rachel Weisz is also known for playing the character of Evelyn "Evy" Carnahan-O'Connell in the 1999 adventure film, The Mummy and its 2001 sequel, The Mummy Returns.
- This is the first film work for special effects artist Brian Hillard, who is a mold technician for Stan Winston Studio.
See also Edit
External Links Edit
- Constantine at Wikipedia
- Constantine at AllRovi.com
- Constantine at Box Office Mojo
- Constantine at Rotten Tomatoes
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