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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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crow | the crow | murder | drugs | revenge | See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$17,883,659 (USA) (29 November 1996)
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The following were in the original version of the film, but cut from the theatrical version by Miramax in order to make The Crow: City of Angels more like The Crow: - Before Ashe runs from Sarah's apartment, he does not believe he is alive so Sarah stabs him with a kitchen knife. - When Ashe is going after Spidermonkey at the Trinity Drug Plant. Ashe takes Spidermonkey's gun and says, "Don't try this at home, kids!" and shoots himself. Then as Spidermonkey approaches, Ashe gets up, scaring Spidermonkey. - After Nemo is killed, Ashe confronts Holly Daze, the stripper he was with and tells her not to come here while tugging on her at the same time. - When Ashe builds Danny's grave, he does not burn his painting. - Kali and Curve's deaths are the other way around. - When Kali is thrown out of the window, there is a shadow of a giant crow morphing into Ashe showing that the Crow and Ashe are one - Kali is still alive, though crippled and unable to move, after being thrown out of the window. Ashe then comes out of nowhere and Kali commands him to kill her quickly because she is in pain. Ashe refuses and leaves her to die slowly as the crow symbol appears in blood around her.
  • Judah tells the captured Sarah about himself nearly drowning as a child and visiting hell before he was revived, which he enjoyed, leading to him becoming the way that he is. - When the specter of Danny is at the Day of the Dead festival, he says to Ashe that it is time to go. Ashe says that he must protect Sarah and Danny disappears. Ashe looks for him in the crowd and turns a drunk guy around, believing it was Danny. - During the Judah fight scene, Danny's painting falls from Ashes coat. Judah rips it up. - In this version, Sarah and Ashe talk to each other just before Sarah dies. In which Ashe says he stayed on earth for her. - The ending is different. Because Ashe chose to go after Sarah which led to her (an innocent person) being killed, he must remain on Earth forever as part of the undead without her or Danny. - Ashe puts on Sarah's ring to remind him of her. - When Ashe brings Sarah to the church, the priest asks Ashe, "What will you do now, my son?" Ashe replies that he can't let another shadow take over Los Angeles...


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Goofs

When it shows the strip booth, the counter starts at 65, counts down to 62, then jumps back to 69. See more »

Quotes

Ashe Corven: You killed my son, Nemo! You took away the only piece of light left in my soul.
Nemo: We had to. We had to! It wasn't our fault! Was Judah's orders. Never leave any witnesses. We didn't have a choice!
Ashe Corven: You always have a choice!
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Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: City of Angels (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Lil' Boots
Performed by Pet
Produced by Tyler Bates
Written by Lisa Papineau and Tyler Bates
Published by Petrowski Family Industries (BMI)
Recorded at County Cork (Ireland)
Engineered by Mark Hawley and Marcel Van Limbeek
Mixed at Soundcastle Studios by Robert Carranza
Assisted by Chris Roberts
Pet appear courtesy of Igloo Records, Inc./Atlantic Recording Corporation
P1996 Igloo Records, Inc./Atlantic Recording Corporation
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The evidence is right in front of you....
13 December 2002 | by (East Orange, NJ) – See all my reviews

I could go on a more-than-1000-word rant on the underrated good elemtsn of this movie versus the horrible ones....what misfired, and what should've been brought to light...and I was about to a few minutes ago. However, it was in the middle of this rant that i decided to check out the alternate versions section of this movie's info....And apparently, we've all seen a raped movie.

The scenes detailed there are PRECISELY what this movie required to make it work the way it should have. Of particular interest is the alternate ending, in which Ashe eventually chooses to stay on earth with Sarah than return to the afterlife, and is apparently punished forhis sentiments with eternity on earth. Even though I am one of the few who believes the ending is actually one of the film's strong points(except for the barrage of crows thing...unexplained in the film, but, according to the alternate versions section, has an explanation), this ending is a much more suitable one to The Crow's universe....so, the question raised is "Why?"

A biggert question raised is "Where can I see this?"

I'd continue, but i dont think any more should be said until someone sees this print in motion.


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