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The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

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The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.

Director:

Tim Pope

Writers:

James O'Barr (comic book series and comic strip), David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Perez ... Ashe Corven / The Crow
Mia Kirshner ... Sarah
Richard Brooks ... Judah Earl
Iggy Pop ... Curve
Thomas Jane ... Nemo
Vincent Castellanos ... Spider Monkey
Thuy Trang ... Kali
Eric Acosta Eric Acosta ... Danny
Ian Dury ... Noah
Tracey Ellis ... Sybil
Beverley Mitchell ... Grace
Aaron Thell Smith Aaron Thell Smith ... Tattoo Customer
Alan Gelfant ... Bassett
Shelly Desai ... Hindu
Holley Chant ... Holly Daze
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Storyline

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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Belive in the power of another. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are many, many close-ups of both Ashe's and Sarah's eyes throughout the film. In Sarah's case, it's Foreshadowing of her death. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) When Sarah is talking to Noah in the tattoo parlor she is wearing one outfit but when Curve bangs on the door, she is wearing a different one. See more »

Quotes

Ashe Corven: [to Spider Monkey] I'll start with Nemo, and then work my way up the food chain.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 14 secs and removes shots of Kali using a throwing star and a butterfly knife. Video and DVD releases feature the same cut print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blade II (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

In a Lonely Place
Performed by Bush
Produced by Tricky
Written by Ian Curtis (as I. Curtis), Peter Hook (as P. Hook), Stephen Morris (as S. Morris),
Bernard Sumner (as B. Summer)
Courtesy of Fractured Music (all rights controlled by Zomba Enterprises Inc. for the U.S. and Canada (ASCAP)/Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. for the rest of the world)
Recorded at Platinum Island Studios (New York) and Bush 8-Track (London)
Engineered by Rock (New York) and Pely (London)
Assistant Engineer: Vaughan Sessions
Mixed by Tricky at Platinum Island Studios (New York)
Bush appear courtesy of Trauma/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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Official Sites:

Official site | Pressman Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crow 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,785,111, 2 September 1996

Gross USA:

$17,917,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,917,287
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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