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The Crow: Stairway to Heaven 

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A deceased street musician returns to life, and must restore the balance between good and evil to be reunited with his dead girlfriend.

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Bryce Zabel
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Series cast summary:
Mark Dacascos ...  Eric Draven 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Marc Gomes ...  Detective Darryl Albrecht 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Sabine Karsenti ...  Shelly Webster 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Katie Stuart ...  Sarah Mohr 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Johnny Cuthbert ...  Lieutenant David Vincennes 16 episodes, 1998-1999
Lynda Boyd ...  Darla Mohr 14 episodes, 1998-1999
Christina Cox ...  Jessica Capshaw 10 episodes, 1998-1999
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Storyline

Eric Draven, a musician, and his girlfriend are killed. Draven returns to life as an undead mime, with psychic powers and a spirit guide (a crow). He first avenges his and his girlfriend's deaths, but finds that he must remain on Earth, separate from her, until he restores the balance between good and evil. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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The Epic Tale of Supernatural Vengeance Takes Flight Again. See more »


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Country:

Canada

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English

Release Date:

3 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Cuervo See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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With Season 1 ending on a cliffhanger, decent ratings, and good fan response, pre-production on season two began. It only got as far as the writing stage when Universal bought out PolyGram Productions. Universal canceled the show, stopping dead in its tracks. Executive Producer Bryce Zabel made attempts at reviving the series, and then at a TV-movie that would wrap up the major loose ends of the series, but to no avail. See more »

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Spun-off from The Crow (1994) See more »

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Don't Leave Me This Way
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert
Performed by The Painkillers
Courtesy of Shine Records
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An Interesting Twist
16 September 1999 | by Heath LantzSee all my reviews

While NOTHING can replace James O'Barr's comic book/graphic novel The Crow, I did find the movies and television series very entertaining. At first, I didn't think I'd like The Crow: Stairway To Heaven, but I enjoyed all 22 episodes immensely. People have said it rips off the first movie. I disagree. With TV guidelines being different, the writers have added some new twists to The Crow mythos more interesting. I particularly liked how the television series focused on how Eric Draven does or does not do everyday things like eat, sleep, and pay rent. THAT is something that was NEVER done in the movies.


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