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The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

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The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.

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Storyline

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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In a world where the forces of darkness rule, justice is about to take flight. See more »


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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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Theatrical trailers show some deleted scenes and extra shots; Extra shot of Ashe walking towards Curve after shooting his motorcycle and blowing it up, couple parts of original fight scene between Ashe and Kali (theatrical version of this scene was part of the re-shoots forced by studio) showing Kali swinging something on Ashe and alternate shot of her falling out of the window, shadow of the giant crow on the wall morphing into Ashe (originally this scene happened right after Ashe throws Kali out the window), Ashe kissing Sarah after she died, close up of Sarah's ring (originally Ashe was sitting in church looking at it). See more »

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The cross on Sara's forehead See more »

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Judah: You're nothing now Ashe, not even a ghost!
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Referenced in The Boondock Saints (1999) See more »

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In a Lonely Place
Performed by Bush
Produced by Tricky
Written by Ian Curtis (as I. Curtis), Peter Hook (as P. Hook), Stephen Morris (as S. Morris),
Bernard Sumner (as B. Summer)
Courtesy of Fractured Music (all rights controlled by Zomba Enterprises Inc. for the U.S. and Canada (ASCAP)/Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. for the rest of the world)
Recorded at Platinum Island Studios (New York) and Bush 8-Track (London)
Engineered by Rock (New York) and Pely (London)
Assistant Engineer: Vaughan Sessions
Mixed by Tricky at Platinum Island Studios (New York)
Bush appear courtesy of Trauma/Interscope Records
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A Crow With Broken Wings.
6 March 2001 | by (West Bromwich, England) – See all my reviews

CROW – CITY OF ANGELS is the inevitable follow up to the classic 1994 gothic thriller THE CROW. The laws that state all sequels must be inferior to their predecessors are faithfully obeyed here and the result is a rather mundane and disappointing motion picture that flat lines the whole franchise. Here Vincent Perez (badly miscast) gives a weak performance as the doting single father returning from his watery grave to wreak bloody vengeance upon the gang who killed him and his son. He is aided, in his quest by Sarah; a doe-eyed tattoo artist who fans of the series will note is actually the little girl who was befriended by the central character in the original movie. The film manages to be watchable; the apocalyptic cityscapes work quite well, however a maker of music videos directs CROW – CITY OF ANGELS and it shows in every frame. The film totally lacks the edge of raw emotion and inner pain that made the original movie so effective. All you are left with in the end is a gothic re-working of the DEATH WISH movies with nothing to redeem it once you get tired of the garish purple, yellow and green colour schemes. The main merit of this poor film is the raw performance of legendary rocker Iggy Pop as a cocaine-snorting villain. My rating – 5 out of 10.


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