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

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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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Darker than the bat. See more »

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Action | Drama | Fantasy

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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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13 May 1994 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,239,493 (UK) (17 June 1994)

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$50,693,162 (USA)
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For the shot in which Eric dumps a bunch of rings into the barrel of a shotgun and fires it, Alex Proyas cut to some oversized rings being dropped towards the camera through a puff of smoke. See more »

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When Eric Draven returns home for the first time after his resurrection the camera pans past the crow. When the crow is out of the frame we hear the sound of its wings fluttering even though the shadow shows the bird is still. See more »

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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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Referenced in Angst (2000) See more »

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Written by Page Hamilton (as Page Nye Hamilton)
Performed by Helmet
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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An absolutely beautiful film that everyone should see at least once.
3 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is so amazing, I can't remember how many times I've seen it. You don't have to be interested in a particular genre of film to watch it, because there is something for everyone in this film. Romance, action, gory bits, humour, drama- you name it, The Crow has it. The tragic circumstances surrounding this film and Brandon Lee also add to it's allure.

Basically, it's about a rock star named Eric Draven, his fiancée Shelley Webster and the little girl they take care of, Sarah. When a ruthless gang of thugs viciously murder both Eric and Shelley on the night before their wedding, Eric comes back from the grave to avenge his fiancée's death by going after each member of the gang that killed her, and to say a final goodbye to Sarah.

An extremely moving film that I would recommend to anyone who has a heart.


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