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

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The Flash: Season 1: Episode 21 -- While awaiting trial for murder, a man known as the Trickster (MARK HAMILL) is rescued by a beautiful sociopath. Determined to get revenge on the Flash (JOHN WESLEY SHIPP), the Trickster kidnaps the Flash and tries to brainwash him into subservience.

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Writers:
Danny Bilson (developed by)
Paul De Meo (developed by)
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Seasons:
1
Genre:
Tagline:
Wipes Out Scum In Seconds
Plot:
A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash". Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A pretty good series that was cancelled too soon See more (31 total) »

Cast

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Belzer ... Joe Kline / ... (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
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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)
Gardner Fox (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Carmine Infantino (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Kanigher (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Harry Lampert (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Howard Chaykin (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Francis Moore (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gail Morgan Hickman (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Broome (4 episodes, 1991)
Steve Hattman (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jim Trombetta (3 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Produced by
Danny Bilson .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul De Meo .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Don Kurt .... supervising producer / producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Lacoe .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gail Morgan Hickman .... producer (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Frank Jimenez .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
David L. Beanes .... co-producer (12 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 (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Cinematography by
Francis Kenny (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Gardiner (5 episodes, 1991)
John Newby (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Greg Wong (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lawrence J. Gleason (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bill Zabala (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Casting by
April Webster (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Fernandez (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Francis J. Pezza (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Peter Samish (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robin Royce (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeannie Gunn (8 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Bob Miller (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Le Dawson (9 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bill Myer .... makeup supervisor / makeup artist / ... (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lana Sharpe .... hair stylist (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects artist (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rolf John Keppler .... co-makeup department head / makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dino Ganziano .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1990)
Greg Cannom .... special makeup creator / special makeup effects creator (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Production Management
David L. Beanes .... unit production manager (21 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 (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
David D'Ovidio .... first assistant director / first assistant director: second unit / ... (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1991)
Jason Saville .... second second assistant director (8 episodes, 1990)
Richard Graves .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Binkley .... property master (11 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 (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects coordinator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... visual effects supervisor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Philip Barberio .... visual effects coordinator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Stipes .... visual effects supervisor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects editor (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Patrick Clancey .... visual effects editor (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kevin Jackson .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator (19 episodes, 1990-1991)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Newby .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chris Byers .... second unit: key grip / key grip: second unit (9 episodes, 1990)
David Boyd .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1991)
Drex Reed .... effects gaffer (5 episodes, 1991)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer: second unit (3 episodes, 1990)
Michael Cardone .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Hugh K. Gagnier .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 1990)
Nicholas S. McLean .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 1990)
Mike Mickens .... electrician (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Animation Department
Guy Vardaman .... computer animator (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Perri Kimono .... costume supervisor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kim Myer .... set costumer (5 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Editorial Department
David Jimenez .... assistant 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 (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Thomas Milano .... music editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Larry Rench .... orchestrator (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Abby Treloggen .... music editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert Benjamin .... transportation captain (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Other crew
Robert Short .... designer and creator: The Flash suit (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Howard Chaykin .... executive story consultant / story editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Francis Moore .... executive story consultant / story editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gillian Murphy .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... animal trainer / dog trainer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jared Kurt .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1990)
 

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Trivia:
In The Flash (2014) episode Tricksters the Trickster (portayed by Mark Hamill) kidnaps Barry Allen's father Henry Allen (portrayed by John Wesley Shipp) mirroring Shipp's and Hamill's portrayals as The Flash and Trickster respectively in the 1990 series.See more »
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Version of Lightspeed (2006) (TV)See more »

FAQ

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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A pretty good series that was cancelled too soon, 7 September 2000
Author: terp_92 from Bethesda, MD

There are 3 TV shows that remind me of my college days and that time period: Twin Peaks, Red Dwarf, and the Flash. I was an avid viewer of The Flash since I was a fan of the DC Comic superheroes growing up. I thought the special effects were terrific, and I didn't have as big a problem with John Wesley Shipp being cast as Barry Allen as others did. I liked Amanda Pays portrayal as a pretty and intelligent scientist who assisted the Flash with his crimefighting.

Unfortunately, the combination of the expensive special effects and low ratings led to the show's cancellation after only one season, which was too bad. Seems like nowadays TV shows aren't given much of an opportunity to gain viewers if they don't get high ratings at once.

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