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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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A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash". Full summary »
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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)
Larry Rench .... orchestrator (20 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)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (8 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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
number of episodes and seasons, 24 June 2004
Author: gcarnagey from Austin, TX

It just ran one season, 1990, and there were 22 episodes, including the 2hr pilot. It was heavily inspired by the recent Tim Burton Batman movies, even as far as a Danny Elfman theme. But still stylish, silly, and a lot of fun. They managed to capture the Barry Allen costume and not look silly, along with lots of innovative sets and lighting, and the effects were quite good for the time. The character was a mix of Barry Allen, killed off several years earlier in the comics, and Wally West, the current comic book Flash, and played by John Wesley Shipp. Amanda Pays played a sidekick/romantic interest fairly similar to her character on Max Headroom. Mark Hamill played the Trickster in two episodes (sidekick Prank seemed like a fairly direct reference to Joker & Harley Quinn), David Cassidy played Mirror Master in another. Another episode was a nice homage to the popular team-ups of "Golden Age" WWII era Flash with the modern day Flash in the comics, here a retired hero called the Prowler, complete with a deep-frozen villain of the originals. But, it was up against The Cosby Show and the Simpsons, got bounced around all over the place schedule-wise, and interrupted several times by Gulf War I. And it must been very expensive to produce. It never really had much of a chance.

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