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The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

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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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30 August 1996 (USA)  »

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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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The couplet which Sarah quotes: "That all the world will be in love with night / And pay no worship to the garish sun" is from "Romeo and Juliet", Act 3. See more »

Goofs

When Ashe is getting dressed in the leathers, we see his hand running up the side of his leg. Here he is already wearing the long leather jacket. A few minutes later, he dramatically puts on the jacket (for the first time). See more »

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Ashe Corven: One crow, sorrow. Two crows, joy. Three crows, a letter! Four crows, a boy.
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Ashe Corven: Let him go. He's just a child.
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Ashe Corven: Five crows, silver. Six crows, gold! Seven crows, a secret never to be told.
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Followed by The Crow: Salvation (2000) See more »

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Tonite Is a Special Nite
(Kaos Mass Confusion Mix)
Performed by Tricky vs. Gravediggaz (as The Gravediggaz)
Produced by Tricky, T. Campbell, Dobie & Gravediggaz (as The Gravediggaz)
Written by Tricky and T. Campbell
Published by Songs of PolyGram International (BMI)
Copyright Control/Gee Street Music Ltd./PolyGram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP) in the U.S./Island Music Limited (all other countries)
Recorded at Westside Studios (London)
Engineered and mixed by Ali Staton
Tricky appears courtesy of Island Records, Ltd.
The Gravediggaz appear courtesy of Gee Street Records
both by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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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