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The Crow (1994)

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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.



(comic book series and comic strip), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. Written by Don Hoffman

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Real love is forever. See more »


Action | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a great amount of strong violence and language, and for drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Cuervo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,239,493 (UK) (17 June 1994)


$50,693,162 (USA)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Prior to filming, Brandon Lee had somewhat of a morbid fascination with death, he would often drive around in a hearse he owned, visit famous graves, and would listen to The Doors. See more »


Black cable visible on and behind white thug falling, by Eric forcing another thugs arm to shoot him 2 or 3 times and falling out window with a tech-9 or mac-10 in his right hand. Scene being reported is just after "Skank" says Jesus Christ and grabs guy to shoot other thug as told above. See more »


[first lines]
Sarah: [voiceover] People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.
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Crazy Credits

For Brandon and Eliza See more »


Referenced in Catwoman (2004) See more »


Written by Tom Roberts and Jerry Lang
Performed by Pantera
Courtesy of EastWest Records America
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User Reviews

The only thing...
21 June 2005 | by (Serbia and Montenegro) – See all my reviews

The only thing i can say is that when i left the movie theater then i had no comment to give... This movie got to me deep! I was 14 and now i am 25,and still i remember it so well and i still watch it sometimes.. Brandon Lee did a great job as an actor like everyone else, but the story about his death is totally insane, which made me worship the movie even more. What an irony. I like the movie cause it's dark, but also lighted up with true emotions..there is action, horror, love, even poetry for god sake! I have never seen so many genre's in one movie. Anyway for me it has been one of the best movies i have ever watched. And one more comment, lots of of other movies got ideas from The Crow, meaning the setting, the action, music, whatever it is the crow was their start up. I am not going to name them, Crow fans probably know what i am talking about.. My favorite quote: "Can't rain all the time" By the way the soundtrack's are awesome, The Cure's best song ever made is in it! P.S. The Crow II and III sucked, i hated it. They just ruined the conception of the first one.. totally..

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