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

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Writers:
Robert Kanigher (character)
Harry Lampert (characters)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
20 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Wipes Out Scum In Seconds
Plot:
A police forensic scientist battles crimes as a superfast superhero. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Yet another good show that deserved a better chance. See more (26 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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)
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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Runtime:
60 min (21 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to exec producers Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo in their DVD commentary, if the show was picked up for a second season, the premiere would have featured the Trickster, Captain Cold, and Mirror Master teaming-up to take on the Flash.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Lightspeed (2006) (TV)See more »

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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Yet another good show that deserved a better chance., 24 January 2004
Author: Rob Vincent (Rob_T_Firefly) from NY, USA

I was a big fan of this show the first time around. I was already something of a comic fan, and this series was a great translation of the material into a series. The Flash was a great-looking show, and the actors played their parts flawlessly. John Wesley Shipp, who played the Flash, has that Bruce Campbell-like ability to portray a likable, average guy, who just happens to get super powers. His sidekick, the lovely Amanda Pays (formerly of Max Headroom) was a good, but underused, addition to the show.

The special effects were surprisingly good for a TV show, although I do seem to remember some wince-inducing moments, like one villain whose costume included - unless my memory is really messing with me, which has been known to happen - a Nintendo Power Glove.

On the subject of villains, they were usually done well. I highly recommend the episodes starring Mark Hamill as the Trickster. Fans of the animated Batman series will notice an early version of Hamill's Joker persona here, which is interesting since the Flash comics' Trickster character was basically a rehash of Batman's Joker in the first place.

All in all, this show really didn't deserve to get canned after one season. Given another season, it could have grown into something classic. Luckily, videos of this seem fairly easy to come by, so it's still possible to check out this underrated footnote in the history of superhero television.

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