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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eric
Rochelle Davis ... Sarah
... Albrecht
... Top Dollar
... Myca
... Shelly
... Darla (as Anna Thomson)
... T-Bird
... Skank
... Tin Tin
... Funboy
... Grange
... Gideon
... Mickey
... 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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Action | Drama | Fantasy

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

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13 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Cuervo  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,693,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,000,000
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James O'Barr modeled the comic book "Eric's Face" on an amalgam of Ian Curtis and Daniel Ash. Iggy Pop served as the model for comic Eric's torso and more importantly, the comic Funboy's overall look and attitude. Iggy was slated to star as Funboy in the film, however he was forced to decline the role due to touring/recording conflicts. To make up for his cancellation he agreed to be in the sequel. See more »

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(at around 6 mins) In the beginning of the movie a guy comments on Lake Erie catching fire. In reality it was the Cuyahoga River that caught fire, not Lake Erie. See more »

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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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Milktoast
Performed by Helmet
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Written by Page Hamilton (as Page Nye Hamilton)
Produced by Butch Vig & Helmet
©1993 Warner-Tamerline Publishing Corporation/Ver Music/Headlift Music/Pressmancherryblossom (BMI)
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There must be an angel ...
23 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I approached this film after reading the hype and controversy surrounding its making and release, not really expecting very much. Surprised to find it an intelligent, beautifully-filmed, engrossing and touching thriller. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a fondness for weird gothic mythological stories. I didn't find the horror aspect overdone - in fact it was believable, and the script was superior to other films of this genre I've seen. As for Brandon Lee, this really was a superb performance and it is a terrible tragedy that his life ended so abruptly. This film is a fitting memorial to what could have become a major star.


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