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Year: 2004
USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, John Hurt, Rupert Evans, Brian Steele, Doug Jones, Corey Johnson, Brian Caspe, James Babson, David Hyde Pierce, Biddy Hodson, James Howick, Todd Kramer, Angus MacInnes
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Country: USA
USA & UK: 122 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and frightening images
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate fantasy violence and horror
USA Release Date: 2 April 2004
UK Release Date: 2 September 2004


From writer/director Guillermo del Toro (BLADE II, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE) comes HELLBOY, a supernatural action-adventure based on Mike Mignola's acclaimed Dark Horse Comics series of the same name.

Born in the flames of hell 60 years ago during World War II, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was brought to Earth by evil madman Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden) to perpetrate evil. Destined to be a harbinger of the apocalypse, Hellboy was rescued by Allied Forces led by Professor Broom (John Hurt), founder of the clandestine B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), who raised him like a son and developed his extraordinary paranormal gifts. Despite his dark origins, Hellboy becomes an unlikely champion of good, battling the evil forces that threaten our world.

At the B.P.R.D., Hellboy becomes part of an unlikely family that includes the telepathic 'Mer-Man' Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), who is pyro-kinetic. Hidden from the very society they are assigned to protect, they stand as a key line of defense against Rasputin - who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to bring about Armageddon. As Broom says of the B.P.R.D., "Make no mistake about it, there are things out there that go bump in the night. We're the ones who bump back."

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