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Many years after the first film, the spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.

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Some time ago, Ashe Corven and his son Danny were killed when they stumbled across a pack of drug dealers murdering a fellow dealer. The dealers work for Los Angeles drug kingpin Judah Earl. Local tattoo artist Sarah, who has great knowledge of the crow legend because of what happened with her late friend Eric Draven, has been having dreams about Ashe and Danny. One night when a crow leads her to the scene of the murders of Ashe and Danny, Ashe appears before her. The crow has resurrected Ashe, so Ashe can go after Judah and his right hand man Curve. With the guidance of the crow, Ashe starts killing off Judah's men one by one, on his way to Judah. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Rated R for strong violence, drug content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,785,111 (USA) (30 August 1996)

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$17,883,659 (USA) (29 November 1996)
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Tori Amos was considered for the role of Sarah, but refused because she did not like the character. See more »

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When Curve is running from the club after seeing Ashe there, he runs down the stairs and knocks over a shopping cart. A split second later, as he's running away, you can see the shopping cart again standing upright. See more »

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Judah: You're nothing now Ashe, not even a ghost!
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Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: City of Angels (2011) See more »

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City of Angels
Performed by Above The Law Featuring Frost
Produced by Tony G. and Julio G. at the G-Spot (El Monte)
Remixed by Cold 187um for Black Entertainment
Written by Frost, Gilbert Ruedaflores, Julio Gonzalez, Tony Gonzalez, Kevin Gully, Cold 187um (as Cold 187UM)
Published by Music Corporation of America, Inc./La Tonique Music (BMI)/MCA Music PUblishing,
A Division of MCA, Inc./Lauren Loves My Music (ASCAP)/O-Genius Music (BMI)/Pimp Clinic Muzick (BMI)/Phront Street Muzick (BMI) - T-Girl Music (BMI)/Too Brown Too Drown Music (BMI)
Recorded at G-Spot (El Monte)
Engineered by Tony Gonzalez
Mixed by Tony Gonzalez at G-Spot (El Monte, CA)
Frost appears courtesy of Ruthless Records/Relativity Recordings
Above the Law appear courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
PC 1996 Tommy Boy Music
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"Wrong place, at the wrong time"
4 May 2008 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

I adore the original film that starred Brandon Lee as the avenging angel brought back from the dead. Now a sequel was probably inevitable, and I remember being largely disappointed by it with its wearily cut-up story, dour performances and diluted action. Well nothing has changed the second time around. Again I can't knock that killer hard-rock / industrial sounding soundtrack, haunting score and the dark, Gothic embellishment creating an atmospherically catastrophe post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. It's dirty, smoggy and jarringly bleak. Jean Yves Escoffier's cinematography lenses it with the right free-spirited. However there's nothing overly memorable, or even powerfully gripping to draw any real emotion and interest form the suffocatingly drab and unimaginative narrative. By following the same patterns of the original's tragedy, it doesn't lay any new groundwork. It was a tediously repetitive mess that seemed more fantasy-based and conjures up a script that's weakly penned. Vincent Perez's avenging soul is unconvincingly void in a tortured performance, which doesn't create much heart-ache or grace. There's no imprint, or witty charisma that Lee evoked. Honestly I didn't feel anything. Richard Brooks flimsily strolls by with no impressionable stance as the head villain. Mia Kirshner gives a sound performance and Iggy Pop delightfully chews up the scenery to spit it out. Director Tim Pope can formulate some flourishing visuals and lasting poses, but when it came to setting everything in motion. Flat and unexciting comes to mind. His action set-pieces lacked zest and seemed to plod like they're sliced up music video clips. Never did it infuse any real sense of energy, thrills and urgency. In the end it feels just like a cheap, quick and empty rehash.


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