The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Thriller  |  30 August 1996 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ian Dury ...
Tracey Ellis ...
Aaron Thell Smith ...
Tattoo Customer
Alan Gelfant ...
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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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Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Crow 2  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$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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Ashe Corven: Time's up, Curve!
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Performed by Deftones
Produced by Terry Date and Ulrich Wild
Co-Produced by Deftones
Recorded by Ulrich Wild
Written by Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng (as Chi Cheng), Abe Cunningham,
Chino Moreno
Published by Oh My Rib is Broke Music/Maverick Music, Inc./WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Administered by Warner Bros. Music Corp.
Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Asst. Engineer Mike Baumgartner
Mixed by Ulrich Wild at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA
Deftones appear courtesy of Maverick Records
P1996 Maverick Records
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i had reservations--and was pleasantly surprised! what a follow-up!
24 May 2003 | by (OREGON, USA) – See all my reviews

i was really skeptical about how this movie would turn out in comparison to the GREAT original Crow--who could possibly compare to Brandon??? but Vincent Perez totally blew me away--his acting lent such intense emotion to the physicality of his role as the "avenging spirit". i've seen some of his other work (indochine, bride of the wind, queen of the damned) and that is one thing he always beings to every role--very evocative displays of emotion that really bring you into the film. and Mia was a perfect choice for Sarah! what a great little gothgirl she was! i think the "special effects" weren't over the top--and the whole "lighting and smog/fog" effects worked --for me anyway. the only shortcoming was the soundtrack--the first Crow had a perfect selection of songs--especially the Cure's "burn", Nine Inch Nail's "dead souls" and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult's "after the flesh". on City of Angel's soundtrack, the only song that stood out for me was White Zombie's "i'm your boogieman". so here's one positive vote in favor of The Crow: City of Angels....

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