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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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 (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)
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Mark Hamill would reprise his role of James Jesse AKA 'The Trickster' in "The Flash" (2014) in the episode 'Tricksters'See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in BUZZ! Das Film-Quiz (2007) (VG)See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A great TV series, just a little before it's time..., 26 February 2005
Author: zenogais176 from United States

The Flash is one of DC comics most endearing heroes for this simple reason; even though he has been given a tremendous gift of super-speed, he is still only human. Superman always could do the incredible tasks of saving the world and managing to rescue Lois Lane from the bad guys... The Flash is always trying to beat the clock. Batman makes detective work look easy, The Flash spends the majority of his day painstakingly analyzing evidence in a lab. Imagine one of the crew of CSI spending the whole day collecting evidence and then trying to stop villains in whatever time he had left of his day: all of this while working in a police station that is hunting down his alter-ego! For those who were not comic book fans, this series is still worth a look. It was ahead of it's time in many ways: X-men, Spiderman, and the upcoming Batman Begins all focus in on the people behind the masks and the costumes to reveal the true character of the Hero.

The Flash Series had a hero who was fast, but not too fast. He had weaknesses and limitations and problems with his love life. And no matter how fast he was he never seemed to be on time! Memorable performances from John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, and Mark Hamill as the Trickster.

Budgetary reasons were the reason the show had to shut down, which was unfortunate. The show was definitely hitting a good stride between good characters and great plots. There was a large body of rogues to choose from, and I personally loved the adaptations of Captain Cold and the Mirror Master. No need for flashy outfits for these guys, the writing and action was so stylish that there was no need to put these two in ridiculous colored spandex.

If you can find either the Pilot or the Trickster episodes to rent, give them a look. You will be able to see where the movies of today were able to prosper for the ideas that either flew or fell in this show.

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