The Crow (1994) Poster



Audio/visual unsynchronised 

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.
When the crow drops the ring in Sarah's hand you hear the sound of the ring hitting something hard.
When Sarah takes the first sip of her drink at Maxi's, it sounds empty.

Character error 

In the beginning of the movie a guy comments on Lake Erie catching fire. In reality it was the Cuyahoga River that caught fire, not Lake Erie.


In the flashback showing how Eric died he's stabbed as soon as he walks in the door, then shot twice (we hear 2 gunshots), and finally thrown backward through a window. As he's putting on his makeup the lightning flashes and 5 bullet wounds can be seen in his back, but moments later when he puts on his shirt there are only 3 holes in his back. When he turns around in addition to the stab wound on the right side of his abdomen there are various other cuts and wounds on his left side. Since he went through the window backward and landed on broken glass the cuts should be on and all over his back (there are none) not on his abdomen (where there are several.)
Draven gets shot by hundreds of bullets after he confronts Top Dollar but his clothes remain intact.
During the police pursuit, in aerial shots, the police car has strobe lights and in the ground shots it has rotating lights.
The wound shifts sides on Lee in the first chase/fight scene.
Sarah's hood at the hotdog stand.
Police car #48 is damaged when it collides with Skank's car, but appears soon after undamaged.
Throughout the movie the neon lights under T-Bird's car are green but when Eric is in the back seat of the car forcing him to drive the lights are clearly yellow.
When Gideon is stabbed and shot you can see him take a breath before it changes to the next scene.
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.
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.
Children's flashlights on Lee's face.
Level of drink in Gideon's glass.
When the hoods are smashing the pinball machines, broken glass from an earlier take is visible in the "Night Rider" game.
When Skank is in the convenience store to get "smokes and road beers" and sees T-Bird being kidnapped, he limps out of the store _before_ being hit by the car. This is because a scene in which he is shot by someone robbing the store was cut from the final edition. After being hit by a car, the limping is easily explained.
When the detective and the cop are arguing about the discovery of a man melted to his blown up car, right after Draven sends the burning car into the river, The detective's shoulder holster changes from brown to black-strapped halfway through the scene.
Position of electrical tape on Eric's stomach and forearms.

Crew or equipment visible 

There is a cable visible just to the right of the bell rope as Ling Bai falls down the tower.
Black cable visible on guy Eric kicks out of a chair and through a window.
When the girl walks up from the street to the door of Eric's apartment about an hour into the movie, dolly-tracks are clearly visible in the full-frame version.
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.
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Factual errors 

Shelly is shown being defibrillated while fully-clothed. Defibrillators are used only on bare skin.


The subtitle in the opening reads "Devils Night" (sic) plural. It should read "Devil's Night," possessive.

Revealing mistakes 

At the hot dog stand when Sarah and Albrecht are talking about seeing Eric, the cat, Gabriel, is clearly being restrained.
After Eric disposes of Funboy he grabs hold of Darla in order to help her see the error of her ways. At one point he holds her, arm extended, and tells her "Morphine is bad for you," whereupon the vein opens and a white fluid drains out. The problem here is that all injectable, liquid oral, and intravenous morphine preparations are a clear light blue in color for safety and identification concerns. The only IV or injectable pharmaceutical that appears milky-white, such as that in the film, is Propofol, an intravenous anesthetic.
When Eric shoots FunBoy in the leg, the wire used to make Funboy's fall is visible.

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