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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

The original script featured two of the villains from The Crow (1994), Grange and Top Dollar, resurrected to fight Ashe. David S. Goyer was unhappy about reviving Grange and Top Dollar and rewrote the script removing them entirely. See more »

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(at around 9 mins) When Sarah is tattooing the man's head, she makes a few mistakes. 1) She is not wearing gloves. 2) During her conversation with her client, she puts her fingers directly on the tattoo she is working on. 3) Her client's skin is not red, there is no bleeding, puffiness, etc., revealing she is not actually working on a tattoo. See more »

Quotes

Curve: I got bad news. Someone torched the lab in Manchester. Spider Monkey's a fucking crispy critter.
Judah: Monkey I couldn't care less about. What about our merchandise?
Curve: Total loss.
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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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Sean Olson
Performed by Korn
Produced and Recorded by Ross Robinson
Written by Brian 'Head' Welch (as Brian Welch), Jonathan Davis, David Silveria,
James 'Munky' Shaffer (as James Shaffer), Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu (as Reginald Arvizu)
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Jolene Cherry Music (ASCAP)
Goathead? Music (ASCAP) (all rights administered by WB Music Corp.)
Recorded at Indigo Ranch Studios (Malibu, California)
Engineered by Chuck Johnson
Mixed by Chuck Johnson and Ross Robinson at Indigo Ranch Studios (Malibu, California)
Korn appear courtesy of Immortal/Epic Records
P1995 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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underrated on all fronts
30 May 2002 | by droogiedim77See all my reviews

this is a surprisingly great movie. in fact, i'd say the crow trilogy is one of the best in the horror/dark action/supernatural genre. all the films are different enough to establish their own personality, but still similar enough in that they follow the exploits of a wronged man trying seeking vengeance. this film does what a sequel should do. while you can't continue the exploits of the eric draven, it brings back sarah from the first movie and continues the story of the crow granting a victim a chance to make things right. the only problem is it suffered from having to follow the legacy of the 1st crow movie. i thoroughly enjoyed the first crow movie, but i must say this is better in just about every aspect. it is shot so much better. in the first one, they try to make the film dark by washing out all the colors. this one achieves to be more twisted and sinister just by using darker hues and washing out most of the bright colors. it also has a deeper sense of foreboding and impending doom, and makes it villains darker and more mysterious by adding a slight touch of mysticism and perversion. vincent perez is fantastic as the crow, playing a more vulnerable ashe to lee's draven. he provides a more frustrated and frantic feel to his vengeance. he also adds more desperation, remembering his final moments when dispatching his enemies. mia kirshner is excellent as sarah and plays the role with just enough emotion to purvey her pain suffering but also an understanding of the crow mythos. the script is better written, making the film darker without resorting to stripping the film of color. the villains are made more sadistic and the crime to spark the crow more tragic. there is also a tighter feel between the characters by having it take place in what appears to be a pretty empty city except for during the climax. i dont want to ruin it, but the setting within the setting helps the story move along so much better to. tim pope does a superb job directing, adding an extra bit of flair to all the visuals from scene to scene while still the more gothic, medieval feel of the film. the soundtrack is also so much better. it isn't as all over the place as the first and maintains the intended feel of the movie with all of its tracks. it is also masterfully peppered throughout the movie, picking just the right song at just the right moment to add the little extra bit of feeling that help completes the scene. this film has just about all the ingredients of an underrated classic. my advice to you is to go out and rent this movie, but when you watch it forget about the legacy surrounding the crow and just try to enjoy it.


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