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The Crow (1994)

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The Crow is a 1994 American superhero film directed by Alex Proyas and written by David J. Schow and John Shirley. It stars Brandon Lee in his final film appearance as Eric Draven, a murdered musician who is resurrected to avenge the deaths of himself and his fiancee. The film is based on James O’Barr‘s comic of the same name.

Production on The Crow was struck by tragedy when Lee was fatally wounded during filming. As Lee had finished most of his scenes before his death, the film was completed through script rewrites, a stunt double, and digital effects. The film is dedicated to Lee and his fiancee, Eliza Hutton.

After Lee’s death caused Paramount Pictures to opt out of distributing the film, the rights were picked up by Miramax, who oversaw The Crow‘s completion. The Crow was released to positive reviews, with the Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus praising its tone, visuals, and Lee’s performance. It also grossed $94 million on a $23 million budget and attained a strong cult following. The film’s success led to a media franchise that includes three sequels and a television series. The sequels, which featured different protagonists and none of the original cast members, were unable to match the success of the first film.

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