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"The Flash" (1990) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1990-1991

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Release Date:
20 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Wipes Out Scum In Seconds
A police forensic scientist battles crimes as a superfast superhero. Full summary »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 21)

John Wesley Shipp ... Barry Allen / ... (22 episodes, 1990-1991)

Amanda Pays ... Christina 'Tina' McGee (22 episodes, 1990-1991)

Alex Désert ... Julio Mendez (22 episodes, 1990-1991)

Vito D'Ambrosio ... Officer Tony Bellows (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Biff Manard ... Officer Michael Murphy (17 episodes, 1990-1991)

Mike Genovese ... Lt. Warren Garfield (17 episodes, 1990-1991)

Richard Belzer ... Joe Kline (10 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Directed by
Mario Azzopardi (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bruce Bilson (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Danny Bilson (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gus Trikonis (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Writing credits
Danny Bilson (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul De Meo (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Howard Chaykin (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Francis Moore (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gail Morgan Hickman (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steve Hattman (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jim Trombetta (3 episodes, 1990-1991)

Robert Kanigher (unknown episodes)
Harry Lampert (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Don Kurt .... producer / supervising producer (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Danny Bilson .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul De Meo .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gail Morgan Hickman .... producer (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Lacoe .... co-producer (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Frank Jimenez .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
David L. Beanes .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1991)
Steve Hattman .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1990)
Steven Long Mitchell .... producer (4 episodes, 1990)
Craig W. Van Sickle .... producer (4 episodes, 1990)
Series Original Music by
Shirley Walker (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Cinematography by
Francis Kenny (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Newby (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Gardiner (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Film Editing by
Lawrence J. Gleason (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Wong (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bill Zabala (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Casting by
April Webster (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner (3 episodes, 1990)
Series Art Direction by
Richard Fernandez (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Francis J. Pezza (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Peter Samish (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Set Decoration by
Robin Royce (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeannie Gunn (8 episodes, 1990)
Series Costume Design by
Bob Miller (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Le Dawson (5 episodes, 1991)
Series Makeup Department
Bill Myer .... makeup supervisor / makeup department head / ... (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lana Sharpe .... hair stylist (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects artist (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rolf John Keppler .... co-makeup department head (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dino Ganziano .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1990)
Series Production Management
David L. Beanes .... unit production manager (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert S. Mills .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Newman .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jason Saville .... second second assistant director (8 episodes, 1990)
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1991)
David D'Ovidio .... first assistant director / second assistant director (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Graves .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Series Art Department
Craig Binkley .... property master (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Dinieri .... property master (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (7 episodes, 1990)
Cynthia C. Rebman .... property assistant (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steven Kerlagon .... lead scenic (4 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
James LaRue .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (17 episodes, 1990-1991)

Joe Campana .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects coordinator (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... visual effects supervisor (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Philip Barberio .... visual effects coordinator (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Stipes .... visual effects supervisor (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects editor (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kevin Jackson .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 1990-1991)

Patrick Clancey .... visual effects compositor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Billy Burton .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1990)

Steven Ito .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Terry James .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hannah Kozak .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Newby .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chris Byers .... second unit: key grip (9 episodes, 1990)
Drex Reed .... effects gaffer (5 episodes, 1991)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1990)
David Boyd .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1991)
Nicholas S. McLean .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 1990)
Mike Mickens .... electrician (2 episodes, 1990)

Andy Arnautov .... gaffer: Czech Republic (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Guy Vardaman .... computer animator (1 episode, 1990)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Perri Kimono .... costume supervisor / key costumer (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kim Myer .... set costumer (5 episodes, 1991)

Vera Mirová .... wardrobe master (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
David Jimenez .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1990)
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects editor (1 episode, 1990)
J. Randolph Harrison .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1991)
Series Music Department
Peter Davison .... orchestrator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme music (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Thomas Milano .... music editor (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Shirley Walker .... musician (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Abby Treloggen .... music editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 1991)

Jeff Marsh .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Robert Benjamin .... transportation captain (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Other crew
Robert Short .... flash suit designer / flash suit design and creation (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Howard Chaykin .... executive story consultant / story editor (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... animal trainer / dog trainer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Francis Moore .... executive story consultant / story editor (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gillian Murphy .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jared Kurt .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1990)

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60 min (21 episodes)
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The series had a hard time attracting ratings as it first aired on Thursdays at 8 against The Cosby Show and The Simpsons who were having a highly hyped ratings duel. CBS moved the series to 8:30, an unusual time slot for a hour long drama and aired a promotional campaign to remind viewers to switch over "After Bill, After Bart." The move didn't work, and the series was relegated to Saturday, and eventually in a last ditch effort to try to build interest for a possible second season was moved to Friday.See more »
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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Great Origin, 5 September 2001
Author: thecoolestmike from North Tonawonda(Buffalo) N.Y.

The Pilot episode for the Flash TV series was the origin and was done very well. Barry Allen a scientist is working in a lab with many chemicals when lightning strikes through the window in which a small explosion occurs. What is so great about the origin is where he begins to discover how fast he is and how he learns to adapt to his new superpower. The discovering of his superspeed was done in a couple of semi-humorous situations. A scientist/physician (Amanda Pays -with big beautiful eyes) performs tests on him and helps him control his new found speed. She also gives him his costume so his clothes don't rip apart when he is running very fast. The subplot was fair to okay with The Flash catching a motorcycle gang who tries to take control of the city and killed his brother. - The rest of the series was up and down with good & bad scripts. Also the writers didn't do enough to build on the chemistry of Barry Allen and Christina McGee that was laid out in the pilot episode. John Wesley Shipp was an excellent choice to portray the Flash. The costume and the effects in the series were cool. The pilot can be found on video and the series has been occasionally shown on the SCI-FI channel.

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