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11 May 1994 (USA) See more »
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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brandon Lee ... Eric Draven
Rochelle Davis ... Sarah

Ernie Hudson ... Sergeant Albrecht

Michael Wincott ... Top Dollar

Bai Ling ... Myca
Sofia Shinas ... Shelly Webster

Anna Levine ... Darla (as Anna Thomson)

David Patrick Kelly ... T-Bird
Angel David ... Skank

Laurence Mason ... Tin Tin

Michael Massee ... Funboy

Tony Todd ... Grange

Jon Polito ... Gideon

Bill Raymond ... Mickey

Marco Rodríguez ... Torres
Kim Sykes ... Annabella
Rock Taulbee ... Lead Cop
Norman Max Maxwell ... Roscoe (as Norman 'Max' Maxwell)
Jeff Cadiente ... Waldo

Henry Kingi Jr. ... MJ
Erik Stabenau ... Speeg
Cassandra Lawton ... Newscaster
Lou Criscuolo ... Uniform Cop #1
Todd Brenner ... Paramedic #1
Joe West ... Paramedic #2

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Sanchez (as Tom Rosales)
Jeff Imada ... Braeden
Tierre Turner ... Jugger

Tim Parati ... Bad Ass Criminal

Matt Adler ... (voice)

Spencer Garrett ... (voice)
Charles Bazaldua ... (voice)
Barbara Harris ... (voice) (as Barbara Iley)

Jennifer Blanc ... (voice)
Kathleen Kane ... (voice)
Theodore Borders ... (voice)

Carlyle King ... (voice)
Joseph Chapman ... (voice)
Phillip Lucier ... (voice)

Holly Dorff ... (voice)
Peter Lurie ... Eric Draven (voice)
Judi M. Durand ... (voice) (as Judi Durand)

Juan Pope ... (voice) (as J. Lamont Pope)

Greg Finley ... (voice)
David Randolph ... (voice) (as David J. Randolph)
Vernon Scott ... (voice)
James Goodall ... Medicine
Brad Laner ... Medicine
James Putnam ... Medicine
Eddie Ruscha ... Medicine
Elizabeth Thompson ... Medicine
Marston Daley ... My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Laura Gomel ... My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Rachel Hollingsworth ... My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Charles Levi ... My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Mark McCabe ... My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Frank Nardiello ... My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Phoebe Dollar ... Extra (uncredited)
Dale Frye ... Thug with Beret in Boardroom (uncredited)
James O'Barr ... Robber (uncredited)

Hamilton Perkins ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Kai Portman ... Thug in Boardroom (uncredited)

David J. Schow ... Shooter #2 in Boardroom (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alex Proyas 
Writing credits
James O'Barr (comic book series and comic strip)

David J. Schow (screenplay) and
John Shirley (screenplay)

Produced by
Sherman L. Baldwin .... executive producer
Caldecot Chubb .... co-producer
Gregory A. Gale .... associate producer
Grant Hill .... associate producer
James A. Janowitz .... co-producer
Jeff Most .... producer
Edward R. Pressman .... producer
Robert L. Rosen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Dariusz Wolski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dov Hoenig 
M. Scott Smith  (as Scott Smith)
Casting by
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Alex McDowell 
Art Direction by
Simon Murton 
Set Decoration by
Marthe Pineau 
Costume Design by
Arianne Phillips 
Makeup Department
Lance Anderson .... special makeup effects artist
Scott Coulter .... special makeup effects assistant
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... assistant makeup artist
Rick Pour .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Gregory A. Gale .... post-production supervisor
Grant Hill .... unit production manager
Ric Rondell .... unit production manager: added scenes
Gregory G. Woertz .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Fowler Adams .... additional second assistant director (as Stephanie Adams)
Steve E. Andrews .... first assistant director (as Steve Andrews)
Randall LaFollette .... second assistant director (as Randy LaFoulette)
Andrew Mason .... second unit director
Chemen Ochoa .... additional second assistant director
Danielle Rigby .... additional second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... second second assistant director
Jay Tobias .... second assistant director: additional photography
Cynthia E. Williams .... additional second assistant director (as Cynthia Williams)
Art Department
William Barclay .... set designer
Tim Eckel .... set designer
Carol Francoso .... second on-set dresser
Beth Giles .... buyer
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... assistant art director
John D. Kretschmer .... lead man
Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur .... property master (as Tantar LeViseur)
Judeth Lowey .... set designer
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman
Peter Pound .... storyboard artist
Thomas Michael Ryan .... general foreman
Daniel Samppala .... set dresser
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Roger Scruggs .... carpenter
Hanna Strauss .... storyboard artist
Birdie Talanca .... construction buyer
Ralph Woollaston .... construction foreman
Peter Battistelli .... mill shop foreman (uncredited)
Kathy Brunswick .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Chris Crowder .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Hughes .... on-set dresser: second unit (uncredited)
Brian Kontz .... plaster gangboss (uncredited)
Alisa Lumbreras .... stand-by scenic artist (uncredited)
James Martishius .... carpenter (uncredited)
Larry Sauls .... set dresser (uncredited)
Brian Stultz .... scenic chargeman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound recordist
Gene Ashbrook .... boom operator
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor (as Chris Assells)
Robert Batha .... foley editor
Ishmell Curry .... assistant sound editor
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Gerard .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Thomas P. Gerard)
Armond Ghzanian .... assistant sound editor
Marilyn Graf .... adr mixer
Dan Hegeman .... dialogue editor
Amy S. Hoffberg .... sound effects editor (as Amy Hoffberg)
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
David Kneupper .... sound designer: crow voice
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (as Mark A. Lanza)
Peter J. Lehman .... sound effects editor (as Peter Lehman)
Dan Marshall .... assistant sound editor
Dave McMoyler .... supervising sound editor
Brian McPherson .... sound designer (as Brian McPhearson)
Anthony Miceli .... additional sound recordist
John Miceli .... supervising sound editor (as John J. Miceli)
Glenn T. Morgan .... dialogue editor
Scott Mosteller .... sound effects editor
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Phillips .... supervising sound designer
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ken Polk)
Doug Reed .... foley artist
John Rice .... assistant sound editor
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist
Patrick N. Sellers .... dialogue editor (as Patrick Sellers)
Rodney Sharp .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Watts .... dialogue editor
Kim Waugh .... additional sound recordist
Special Effects by
Scott Coulter .... special effects makeup
Chris Debiec .... special effects technician (as Christopher A. Debiec)
Ray O. Hardesty .... special effects technician
J.B. Jones .... special effects
John Patteson .... special effects technician
Scott Patton .... sculptor
James L. Roberts .... special effects foreman (as James Roberts)
Sandy Collora .... concept artist/sculptor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mark Axton .... visual effects coordinator (as Mark R. Axton)
Shawn Broes .... visual effects editor
Howard Burdick .... visual effects technical supervisor (as Howard Burdich)
Bill Cochran .... miniature special effects assistant (second unit pickups: DQI)
Chuck Comisky .... visual effects
Michael Condro .... motion control programmer/operator
Heather Davis Baker .... compositor (as Heather Davis)
Heather Davis Baker .... digital compositor (as Heather Davis)
Karen deJong .... digital matte artist (as Karen de Jong)
Jinnie Eddlemon .... model maker
Mark Galvin .... visual effects executive producer (as Mark M. Galvin)
Blaine Kennison .... compositor
Tim Landry .... visual effects technical supervisor
Ron Longo .... compositor
Andrew Mason .... visual effects supervisor
David McCullough .... visual effects producer (as David H. McCullough)
James D. McGeachy .... model maker (as James McGeachy)
Derrick Mitchell .... visual effects editor
John Murrah .... compositor (as John T. Murrah)
Mary Nelson .... compositor
Patrick Phillips .... digital rotoscope artist
Jason Piccioni .... imaging technician
Alexander Pitt .... compositor (as Alexander R. Pitt)
Gus Ramsden .... model coordinator
Olivier Sarda .... digital rotoscope artist
Robert Scifo .... digital matte artist (as Bob Scifo)
Eric Shipper Jr. .... model maker
Eric Skipper .... chief model maker
Robert Stadd .... visual effects producer: miniatures
Rick Stern .... motion control engineer
Michael Talarico .... miniatures director of photography
Michael Talarico .... motion control director of photography
Melissa Taylor .... visual effects production manager
Richard Wright .... model maker
Manuel Rey Gonzalez .... digital artist (uncredited)
Rick Avery .... stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
John Copeman .... stunt double
Tracey Cuesta .... stunts
Mitchell Dean .... stunts
Chris Durand .... stunts
Dale Frye .... stunts
Shannon Gordon .... stunt performer
Al Goto .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Brian Imada .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Matt Johnston .... stunts
Dean Mumford .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
Erik Rondell .... stunts (as Eric Rondell)
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
Lori Lynn Ross .... stunts
Chad Stahelski .... stunts (as Chad Storelson)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts
Kerry Wallum .... utility stunts
Ric Roman Waugh .... stunts (as Ric Waugh)
Chris Durand .... stunt double: Michael Wincott (uncredited)
Steve Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Imada .... stunt advisor: Mr. Lee (uncredited)
Scott Mactavish .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chad Stahelski .... stunt double: Brandon Lee (reshoots only) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Arlidge .... camera operator
Eddie Bowlin .... electrician
John Cambria .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Rusty Edmonson .... lamp operator
Brooks P. Guyer .... louma crane operator
George Hesse .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
W.D. Hill .... rigging grip
Robert Hoelen .... best boy grip
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip
Charles Laughon .... video assist
Mark C. McManus .... video assist operator
Claudio Miranda .... chief lighting technician
Cristiano Palermi .... rigging electrician
Eric Parker .... rigging electrician
Alan Pickelsimer .... electrician
Michael Edison Satrazemis .... seconds assistant camera (as Mike Satrazemis)
J Schaefer .... electrician
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator: second unit
Marilou Vetter .... assistant camera
Troy N. Wade .... dolly grip
Rick Wiley .... key grip: second unit
Robert Zuckerman .... key art photographer
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer
Ed Blakely .... video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)
Daniel R. Haizlip .... grip (uncredited)
Charles 'Tom' Hinson .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... extras casting
Jennifer Low Sauer .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberta Bilé .... set costumer
Darryl Levine .... costume supervisor
Marina Marit .... costumer
Alice Powell .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Sonny Baskin .... additional editor
Matthew Booth .... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
John Finklea .... second assistant editor
Michael J. Harker .... post-production consultant
Patrick Paul Mullane .... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Craig Wood .... additional editor (as Craig Woods)
Andrea Gargano .... final colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor (as Richard Bernstein)
Jolene Cherry .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Art Ford .... music consultant
Jeff Most .... executive music producer
Jeff Most .... executive producer: soundtrack album
Beriau Picard .... assistant music editor
Jane Siberry .... musician
Tim Simonec .... orchestrator
Philip Tallman .... assistant music editor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Brian Williams .... composer: additional music
Brian Williams .... music designer
Transportation Department
Edwin Bowden Jr. .... driver
Lee Siler .... transportation coordinator
Scott Siler .... driver (uncredited)
Sonya Tomaro .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles W. Bailey .... cleanup crew
Clyde D. Baisey .... medic
Catherine Bayley .... featured dancer
Darryl Chan .... on set trainer: Brandon Lee
Gary Gero .... crow wrangler (as Garry Gero)
Cindy J. Gray .... production secretary
Eliza Hutton .... assistant: Mr. Lee
Jeff Imada .... fight choreographer
Roger Kass .... finance and production legal
Dione Kirby .... medic
Brandon Lee .... fight choreographer
Larry Madrid .... animal trainer
Zita Mazzola .... production coordinator: second unit
Christopher Otto .... assistant: Mr. Pressman
John Patteson .... armorer
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan .... script supervisor
Jennifer Roth .... production coordinator
Roger Schumacher .... animal trainer
Jason Davids Scott .... unit publicist (as Jason D. Scott)
Durk Tyndall .... millman
James P. Warren .... animal trainer
Brian Baxter .... photo double (uncredited)
Jay Johnson .... title designer (uncredited)

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Rated R for a great amount of strong violence and language, and for drug use and some sexuality
102 min | Germany:98 min (cut version) | Australia:97 min
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Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:16 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 (1999) (uncut) (video re-rating) | Finland:K-16 (1994) (cut) (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (1994) (theatrical release) | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Brandon Lee died during a mishap on the set. A scene required a gun to be loaded, cocked, and then pointed at the camera. Because of the close-range of the shot, the dummy cartridges loaded had real brass caps, bullet, but no powder. After the cut, the props master (not the arms master - he had left the set for the day) dry-fired the gun to get the cock off, knocking the projectile/bullet into the barrel of the gun. The next scene to be filmed involving that gun was the rape of Shelly. The gun was loaded with blanks (which usually contain double or triple the powder of a normal cartridge to make a loud noise). Lee entered the set carrying a bag of groceries containing an explosive blood pack. The script called for Funboy (Michael Massee) to shoot Eric Draven (Lee) as he entered the room, triggering the blood pack. The bullet that was stuck in the barrel was blasted at Lee through the bag he was carrying, killing him. The footage of his death was subsequently developed and used as evidence in the investigation into his death. As part of the lawsuit settlement, the footage was later destroyed. Lee is the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who died in mysterious circumstances before completing The Game of Death (1978). See also Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993).See more »
Continuity: When Gideon is drinking at the bar he unscrews the cap of his bottle completely, then Grange comes up behind him and unscrews it again before pouring him a drink.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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99 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
The best comic book to film translation., 27 June 2001
Author: the_gray_reviewer from Canada

The Crow is an excellent tragic film made even more tragic by the real life tragedies surrounding the film (Brandon Lee's death during filming, and the fact that the story is a result of James O'Barr's personal loss of his fiancée). Based on a very dark comic book, the film has the same dark feel. The movie does deviate from the comic book in some points, but in general is fairly faithful. If you can get it, I would recommend the DVD Collector's set with the 2 DVD version of The Crow (just to see the interview with James O'Barr is worth the price).

The story is a basically about revenge from beyond the grave, and how true love is forever. The movie has a good (but fairly basic) plot, excellent action sequences, and very good casting. Brandon Lee gives a good performance (not excellent, but good), as does Ernie Hudson. The supporting villains are excellent in their villainy, and you do feel better when they get it in the end. But the real star of this film is the mood and the feel. It feels gritty, bleak, and depressing, but surprisingly uplifting at the end. Alex Proyas did an excellent job of transferring this feeling from the book onto celluloid. All in all, one of the best comic book to film translations I have ever seen.

You do not have to be familiar with the comic book to thoroughly enjoy this film (like you do with some other comic book adaptations).

Rating : 4.5 out of 5

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