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Pilot (20 Sep. 1990)

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A laboratory accident endows a police scientist with the ability to move at superhuman speed which he uses to battle a menacing gang as a superhero.

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Barry Allen, crime lab detective, is transformed into the Flash, the fastest man alive, and takes on the Dark Riders, a motorcycle gang terrorizing Central City. Written by Steve Hill <shill@harper.cc.il.us>

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His justice is fast. And furious.


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M. Emmet Walsh plays the father of Tim Thomerson. In real life, Walsh is only 11 years older than Thomerson. Walsh also plays the husband of Priscilla Pointer and their characters are supposed to be close in age. In real life, Pointer is 11 years older than Walsh. See more »

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The building used in the prison scene is one that is wholly inadequate for its purpose. Chief Cooper refers to the inmates as "...serial killers, hit men and the worst scum on earth...", yet there are corridors with large windows with unreinforced glass; interior scenes show as many as six occupants per cell and mixed male and female populations in the same cell block. Furthermore, Pike is able to shoot out the lock on an access tunnel with one shot. None of these conditions would be considered adequate for a prison holding the kinds of criminals the chief described. See more »

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Christina 'Tina' McGee: If the people I work with learn about you, they're going to try to take control of your treatment. You'll be studied, analyzed, tested...
Barry Allen: They can't do that, I'm a private citizen.
Christina 'Tina' McGee: Look, if you have anywhere near the power I suspect you do, the government will classify you as a security risk. They'll try to take your cells apart, try to make a hundred of you.
Barry Allen: I think you've been reading too many comic books.
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Cheesy, But Nice Way To Portray A Comic Book Hero
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though this film had a B-quality feel to it throughout, I liked it. For a lighthearted story about a cartoon character, maybe this is the way it ought to be done, at least in spirit. All this dark stuff with blood, guts and tons of profanity isn't the way most of us look at cartoon heroes.

I saw this on tape and I'm hoping the DVD, if I ever get it, has improved sound. The Flash, who is here-and-there "in a flash," needs good surround sound to go with the special- effects, and the tape didn't have it. I could more easily put up with the amateurish dialog.

The movie has charm, however, because of the added comedy mixed in with the action, and the likable hero, portrayed by John Wesley Shipp. I liked the female lead, too, played by the pretty Amanda Pays.

This is nothing spectacular, by any means, but a fun, harmless and entertaining hour-and-a- half.


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