Eric Draven and his new wife Shelley Webster were murdered in a random act of violence. A year later Eric returned to get payback on his killers as the Crow.
This film was made more famous by the death of Brandon Lee (the son of Bruce Lee) who died on set due to a freak accident. A blank shot went into Brandon, killing him. This event gave new life to the Lee family curse and the popularity of the film was boosted. The ending of the film was played out by Brandon's stunt double.