The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998– )

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A deceased street musician returns to life, and must restore the balance between good and evil to be reunited with his dead girlfriend.


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Series cast summary:
 Eric Draven (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Detective Darryl Albrecht (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Shelly Webster (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Sarah Mohr (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Lieutenant David Vincennes (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Darla Mohr (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Jessica Capshaw (10 episodes, 1998-1999)


Eric Draven, a musician, and his girlfriend are killed. Draven returns to life as an undead mime, with psychic powers and a spirit guide (a crow). He first avenges his and his girlfriend's deaths, but finds that he must remain on Earth, separate from her, until he restores the balance between good and evil. Written by <>

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All of their pain. All at once. All for you. See more »


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Release Date:

3 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Cuervo  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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In parts of Europe, episodes 16 and 18 were edited together into a straight-for-DVD movie called The Crow: Never Say Die. The same was done with episodes 15 and 19, and it was called The Crow: Witch Crow. See more »


Spun-off from The Crow (1994) See more »


Don't Leave Me This Way
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert
Performed by The Painkillers
Courtesy of Shine Records
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A fun time all too shortlived
4 June 2002 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

The show takes the storyline of the first movie but has Eric remain "alive" in the interests of putting other wrongs right and helping those who cannot help themselves. Cheesy at times but Mark Dacascos' superior physical ability and charisma save the show. I suspect it would have been easy to have focused a great deal on the action part of Eric's character but Dacascos does a great job of giving Eric Draven emotional depth. The three regulars (Gomes, Stuart and Dacascos) have good chemistry and play well off each other. Eric's brief scenes with Shelley stay true to the idea of theirs being a great love, giving the show a good balance of action and romance. It's unfortunate that the show was ended so abruptly; a made-for-tv movie or straight to video release that resolved the issues brought up in the cliffhanger finale to the first season would be appreciated by many fans of the shortlived series.

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