The Crow

This film made Brandon Lee a star — and a conspiracy theorist’s wet dream

Calling all conspiracy theorists: It’s Brandon Lee in The Crow. Based on a popular comic book, The Crow is the story of a rock musician who comes back from the dead to avenge his death. The film cost the young actor his life when, during a fight scene, a pistol malfunctioned and Lee was accidentally shot and killed (the accidental part is in dispute among some fans). Lee’s mother Linda Lee supported the director’s decision to finish the film after her son’s death, and it was completed using doubles and previous footage of Lee (that, too, is in dispute by some fans who say it’s a resurrected Lee in those shots). Some fans blame the Lee family “curse,” since Lee was the son of famed actor and martial artist Bruce Lee, who himself had died under mysterious circumstances 20 years before. The Crow made Brandon Lee a star. See why at 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For tickets and information, call 713-866-8881 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com. $6 to $9.
Fri., July 4, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., July 5, 11:55 p.m., 2008

 
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