The Crow: City of Angels

August 30th, 1996


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Costume design illustration for "SPIDER-MONKEY"

Many years after the first film, the spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 4.1/10 (9,564 voted)

Director: Tim Pope

Stars: Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks

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.

Writers: James O'Barr, David S. Goyer

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 - Danny
Ian Dury - Noah
Tracey Ellis - Sybil
Beverley Mitchell - Grace
Aaron Thell Smith - Tattoo Customer
Alan Gelfant - Bassett
Shelly Desai - Hindu
Holley Chant - Holly Daze

Taglines: In a world where the forces of darkness rule, justice is about to take flight.


Official Website: Pressman Films |

Release Date: 30 August 1996

Filming Locations: Front Street Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $13,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $9,785,111 (USA) (1 September 1996) (2434 Screens)

Gross: $17,883,659 (USA) (1 December 1996)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

This was Thuy Trang's final movie.

Crew or equipment visible: When Ashe gets on his bike to chase after Curve, a crewmember is visible squatting down behind Ashe's bike

Ashe Corven: Lady Luck's a bitch.

User Review

A misunderstood film that deserves more credit


After reading most of the comments users have written about this film I'm quite disappointed. I am an insane follower of the first Crow film and had to see the second. I knew full well it wouldn't be as good as the first, but then again, what could?

The Crow 2 is a very sad and ironic story based on the first films boundaries. Notice how Sarah in the Crow has to sacrifice herself for another version of him in the second. Crow 2 is a film of what happened to Eric Draven in the first and is simply a story of someone else.

Just like in the first film a man has his loved one(s) taken from him in a terrible way and then killed, again in a horrible way. For the second time, "A Crow" guides this tormented man back to the land of the living to claim revenge on those who killed him.

Ironically, he meets up with Sarah, a now grown woman from the first who feels for the Crow and sacrifices her life so that he can live and avenge his and his son's death.

A very sad and apocolyptic film that depicts the grimy, evil way that humans are steering towards themselves to in the future to come but also keeps the powerful love factor from the first.

If you were an obsessive Crow fan, see this film. If not, you may find it hard to understand and will not enjoy it as much...