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The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

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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It's another time. It's another world. And another has been chosen. 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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The Crow 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,785,111, 1 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,883,659, 1 December 1996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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For inspiration, Vincent Perez looked to Jim Morrison and Hamlet. See more »

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Quotes

Kali: Some people are just born victims.
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Connections

Followed by The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Paper Dress
Performed by The Toadies
Produced by Paul Leary
Music by V. Todd Lewis & Darrel Herbert
Lyrics by V. Todd Lewis
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)/Interscope Pearl Music, Inc. (BM), Todd Lewis (BMI) & Darrel Herbert (BMI)
All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Recorded at Arlyn Studios (Austin, Texas)
Remixed by Wolfgang Amadeus and Paul Leary at Mad Hatter
Toadies appear courtesy of Interscope Records
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A Crow With Broken Wings.

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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