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Hellboy (2-Apr-2004)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writers: Peter Briggs; Guillermo del Toro

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Comic Book

Film adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name follows a demonic crusader's attempts to inoculate the mortal world from evil.

ABSTRACT
Nazis desperate to turn the tides of a losing World War II effort in 1944 look to the occult as a blueprint for victory against the Allies, looking to free monsters trapped behind an extra dimensional portal called the "Ogdru Jahad" to win the day. Allied forces succeed in destroying the portal, sparing our planet from all but one infant demon, nicknamed "Hellboy"; raised in the care of American authorities, Hellboy matures into a force for good, using his powers to protect his human friends from an assortment of supernatural threats.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Selma Blair
Actor
23-Jun-1972   A Dirty Shame
John Hurt
Actor
22-Jan-1940   Alien
Doug Jones
Actor
24-May-1960   Pan's Labyrinth
Ron Perlman
Actor
13-Apr-1950   Hellboy
Santiago Segura
Actor
17-Jul-1965   Torrente, the Stupid Arm of the Law
Jeffrey Tambor
Actor
8-Jul-1944   Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show

CAST

Ron Perlman   ...   Hellboy
John Hurt   ...   Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm
Selma Blair   ...   Liz Sherman
Rupert Evans   ...   John Myers
Karel Roden   ...   Grigori
Jeffrey Tambor   ...   Tom Manning
Doug Jones   ...   Abe Sapien
Brian Steele   ...   Sammael
Ladislav Beran   ...   Kroenen
Bridget Hodson   ...   Ilsa
Corey Johnson   ...   Agent Clay
Kevin Trainor   ...   Young "Broom"
Brian Caspe   ...   Agent Lime
James Babson   ...   Agent Moss
Stephen Fisher   ...   Agent Quarry
Garth Cooper   ...   Agent Stone
Angus MacInnes   ...   Sgt. Whitman
Jim Howick   ...   Cpl. Matlin
Mark Taylor   ...   Truck Driver
Daniel Aarsman   ...   Kid
Bettina Ask   ...   Kid
Alvaro Navarro   ...   Kid
Emilio Navarro   ...   Kid
Rory Copus   ...   Kid on Rooftop
Tara Hugo   ...   Doctor Jenkins
Richard Haas   ...   Second Doctor
Andrea Miltner   ...   Dr. Marsh
Jo Eastwood   ...   Down's Patient
Charles Grisham   ...   Museum Guard
Jan Holicek   ...   Museum Guard
Jeremy Zimmermann   ...   Lobby Guard
Monty Simons   ...   Orderly
Pavel Cajzl   ...   Sherpa Guide
Andrea Stuart   ...   Girl with Kittens
William Hoyland   ...   Von Krupt
Millie Wilkie   ...   Young Liz
Bob Sherman   ...   Television Host
Ellen Savaria   ...   Blonde Television Reporter
Petr Sekanina   ...   German Scientist
Ales Kosnar   ...   German Scientist
Justin Svoboda   ...   Young Guy
Winter Ave Zoli   ...   Girlfriend
Santiago Segura   ...   Train Driver
Albert Moy   ...   Train Driver

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 3-Jun-2005)

Expecting another campy attempt at "comic book realism" I prepared by lining up plenty of alternative entertainment for when it turned too phoney. My gameboy, a novel I'm reading, and a bottle of particularly cheap booze. Turns out I didn't need any of it. From the first screen I was hooked. The plot, although somewhat moth eaten in appearance, was much deeper than I'd anticipated. Each character became a complete picture in a very short time. Very little guessing as to what would motivate the actions they perform. I was also very impressed by the actors non comic book like dialog. There is no wooden acting in this film. There is, however, a disturbing tendency to allow the viewer to guess the logical progression of things. Unfortunately, this is something we just won't stop seeing, since hollywood is rapidly running out of good, or at least original, ideas. All in all, I enjoyed HellBoy. I found it entertaining and quite amusing. Perhaps Ron Perlmans best role yet.


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