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The Crow (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy  |  13 May 1994 (USA)
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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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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


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,239,493 (UK) (17 June 1994)


£2,540,924 (UK) (15 July 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 2005, 12 years after the accidental shooting of Brandon Lee, Michael Massee (who fired the gun) claimed to still have nightmares of the incident. See more »


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 »


[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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For Brandon and Eliza See more »


Remade as Wings of the Crow (2000) See more »


Written by Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie
Performed by Violent Femmes
Courtesy of Slash Records
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Brandon Lee at his best!
2 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although Brandon Lee did not have many films to his credit, this one turned him into a legend. With witty one-liners, and eye-popping action, The Crow was his best work ever. Whether its the scene where he embeds a crow-like design in Tin-Tin's chest, or leaves behind a fiery calling card after sending T-bird to his death, Brandon Lee left his mark. I was also impressed with the film's cinematography. With black being the picture's dominant color, I felt it was a perfect fit with it's storyline. Michael Wincott delivered an equally impressive performance as Top Dollar, the evil mastermind behind the two grizzly murders. Brandon Lee truly saved his best for last. Rest In Peace Brandon.

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