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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.



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Darla (as Anna Thomson)
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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  »

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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?


Laurence Mason worked with stunt coordinator Jeff Imada to learn real-life knife-fighting moves in order to play Tin Tin. See more »


After Skank was hit by the red car he left a large crack in the windshield but at the end of the car chase scene when the police rammed into the red car Skank falls out and the damage to the windshield has disappeared. 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 Ninja Scroll (1993) See more »


Written by Rage Against the Machine
Performed by Rage Against the Machine
Courtesy of Epic Associated
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User Reviews

the best Gothic comic book movie ever made
4 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is fantastic. plain and simple. Brandon Lee delivers his lines to the point they were instantly memorable after seeing the film only once. The casting of both Michael Wincott and Tony Todd was inspired as these two guys have two of the most instantly recognisable voices in the movie industry. If i could ever be a movie or a lead in a film this would be it. I was initially put off the idea of the movie as i am a big fan of the graphic novel and there was an awful lot of hype around this film on its release. this proved to be my loss as i have only seen the film on the small screen. however i now have the 2 disc special edition DVD and watched it 3 times in succession the day i bought it and must have watched it at least 100 times since. my own personal opinion is that a movie should suspend disbelief, capture the imagination which this does in spades. it is truly a film that you can lose a couple of hours watching and at the end feel like you have spent a worthwhile couple of hours. would recommend this to anybody.

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