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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:
Network bumbling ruined an otherwise FUN show! See more (28 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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)
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 show was canceled because of high production costs and a fluctuating time-slot which caused poor ratings.See more »

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32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Network bumbling ruined an otherwise FUN show!, 4 February 2005
Author: Asteri-Atypical from Orlando, FL

This was a "cute and fun" show which stands out in my mind as one of the first and most unfortunate examples of network mismanagement I'd seen.

I recall The Flash being bounced around the schedule more than a superball without advance warning. If I recall correctly, the third or fourth week it aired it was already a rerun! To make matters worse, the show was often not aired in the slot advertised in the TV schedules (which, in 1990/91, before the net, was pretty much the only way to know what would be on). The worst example was once when I tuned in to see The Flash, I was just in time to see it going OFF! I called the local TV station about this who informed me that "it was moved an hour earlier at the last minute by the network". No new show could have survived this kind of treatment.

Oh, well. It was a show that was genuinely fun to watch and captured a true "comic book" feel. It died far too early.

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