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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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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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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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All of their pain. All at once. All for you. See more »


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Canada

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English

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3 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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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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Stuntman And Actor Marc Akerstream Died of a head injury from flying debris while observing a rowboat explosion on the set. The accident occurred at Minaty Bay, B.C. during filming on August 14, 1998. 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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STH and Dacascos Stand on Their Own
20 February 1999 | by LaFmeCIESee all my reviews

First there was the cult following for the Highlander Movie. The sequels were not up to the originals. The series followed. People had a fit. But Adrian Paul (and every recurring character on there) changed everything. He IS the Highlander. The show took on a life of its own, and it certainly didn't confine itself to the boundaries of the movie.

Next there was La Femme Nikita. Point of No Return followed in the US and it was a pale comparison. Then the series followed. Peta Wilson (& Roy Dupuis and the rest of the excellent cast) changed everything. Now she IS Nikita. This show also soared way above and beyond where the movie couldn't go.

And finally, there was the classic Crow movie which gave the world a short glimpse of a brightly shining comet that soared across the sky. His name was Brandon Lee and may he rest in peace. Vincent Perez followed with a different (and really quite decent) turn of the crow that few liked, more out of respect to Brandon than anything. Immortality and all that. There was something missing, just like with Highlander 2 and 3, and with Point of No Return. Then along came the series The Crow:Stairway to Heaven. Slowly, because yes, there are big shoes to fill. A legacy to continue. And a fanbase who is fanatically loyal to Brandon Lee. Mark Dacascos is changing things once again. Bryce Zabel and Marc Gomes, and Katie Stuart and everyone else are good at what they do, and the show is starting to gel in the middle of the first season. They honored the story, while keeping different avenues open. Some things have changed, some things have stayed the same. It IS a good show. It is the BEST show on TV besides LFN, right now. No one could fill Brandon's shoes, but my friends, no one can fill Mark's either. He is a real talent. A graceful, expressive man. And a master of martial arts. So put your comparisons aside. Like Highlander and La Femme Nikita, The Crow:Stairway to Heaven has a life of its own. Brandon would have wanted it that way. You can't go back. It's not the movie, it wasn't meant to be. You have to go beyond the boundaries, just like it does. They have good writing, and good atmosphere, and good music and good acting and good action sequences. What more do you want? Let The Crow Fly.....


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