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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 Alan Gelfant ... Bassett
Shelly Desai ... Hindu
Holley Chant 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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There will be another. See more »


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

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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, 1 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,883,659, 1 December 1996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,500,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Thomas Jane slams his head in the car, his wig falls off. This was an accident that Tim Pope thought was funny enough to leave in. See more »

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(at around 59 mins) When Ashe gets on his bike to chase after Curve, a crewmember is visible squatting down behind Ashe's bike. See more »

Quotes

Ashe Corven: Congratulations, Monkey! You just bought yourself a fighting chance!
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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 »

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Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: City of Angels (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Jurassitol
Written, Performed, Recorded and Produced by Filter (as FILTER) on location with the twinmidget studios in siamese configuration
© 1996 Buddy Doiwer Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
Mixed by Ben Grosse at Sunset Sound
Mastered at Gateway Mastering by Bob Ludwig
FILTER appear courtesy of Reprise Records
P1996 Reprise 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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