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The Crow (1994)

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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

James O'Barr (comic book series and comic strip), David J. Schow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Lee ... Eric
Rochelle Davis Rochelle Davis ... Sarah
Ernie Hudson ... Albrecht
Michael Wincott ... Top Dollar
Bai Ling ... Myca
Sofia Shinas ... Shelly
Anna Levine ... Darla (as Anna Thomson)
David Patrick Kelly ... T-Bird
Angel David ... Skank
Laurence Mason ... Tin Tin
Michael Massee ... Funboy
Tony Todd ... Grange
Jon Polito ... Gideon
Bill Raymond ... Mickey
Marco Rodríguez ... Torres
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Storyline

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. Written by Don Hoffman

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Taglines:

Darker than the bat. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a great amount of strong violence and language, and for drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Cuervo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,693,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,000,000
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Dolby | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In his bluray commentary, Alex Proyas said that Brandon Lee was unhappy with the way his face paint looked when the makeup department applied it to him before shooting. Lee and Proyas then agreed that it would look best if Lee applied his own makeup every night before going to bed so that when he woke up his face paint would naturally look more worn out. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie the neon lights under T-Bird's car are green but when Eric is in the back seat of the car forcing him to drive the lights are clearly yellow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah: [voiceover] People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.
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Alternate Versions

In the original cut of the film, there was a scene in which Eric Draven has a fight with Funboy in Funboy's apartment before killing him. It goes like this: Eric knocks the straight razor from Darla's hand. Eric makes Darla sober by magically siphoning morhpine from her blood. Darla leaves. Funboy wakes up in the bathtub and grabs the razor. He attacks Eric and cuts his hands and torso. Because Eric has weakened himself by getting the morphine out of Darla, he cannot heal properly. (This would have been explained by the Skull Cowboy, but those scenes were also cut.) To cover the wounds, he wraps them in black electrical tape. This explains why his hands and stomach are wrapped up later in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Chinatown (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

It Can't Rain All the Time
Performed by Jane Siberry
Courtesy of Reprise Records
Written by Graeme Revell and Jane Siberry
Produced by Graeme Revell
©1993 SPK Music/W.B. Music Corp./Pressmancherrymusic (ASCAP)/Wing-It Music (SOCAN)
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Great movie
26 January 2005 | by KarateBoyBiffSee all my reviews

In my opinion, The Crow is the greatest movie of all time. Brandon Lee's death had absolutely nothing to do with it, although it was a tragedy. That movie contained everything. Action, suspense, romance, horror, sci fi. It could literally fit into any category (accept for maybe porno). The diverse cast helped a lot showing that any one can be a bad guy. If you look at it, the character of Eric Draven is everybody. He's just your average Joe Shmoe who was scraping to make a living. There wasn't anything special about him until after he died. While Crow movies after this one may have had better special affects, or been less family friendly, there was a magic that these people brought to this movie that will never be recreated. Brandon Lee's death did not sell this movie, a story that everyone could relate to did.


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