The Flash (1990–1991)
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Pilot 

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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Julio Mendez (as Alex Desert)
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Jay Allen
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Chief Arthur Cooper
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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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20 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

S.T.A.R. Labs is located at 50 Garrick Avenue. This is a reference to the Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick. 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 »

Quotes

Linda Park: You're not with the Homicide department, are you?
Barry Allen: No. Crime Lab. Want to film us pouring plaster into tire tracks?
Linda Park: [to her cameraman] Cut it. Let's see if we can find a real detective.
Julio Mendez: Well, see if you can find us a real newscaster while you're at it. I swear she was on the Shopping Channel selling earrings last week.
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Great DC Comic movie!
12 November 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Flash is a great movie! I liked it very much! John Wesley Shipp was the perfect choice to play the hero that is known as the Flash! He reminded Me a lot of Bruce Campbell! Amanda Pays, Michael Nader, and Alex Désert were good! The additions of Tim Thomerson and M. Emmet Walsh was cool and they acted very well! Richard Belzer had a short part. The movie has tons of action and the film is realistic! The music by Shirley Walker and Danny Elfman was awesome! If you like Super hero movies such as Batman, The X-Men, Spider-Man, and The Hulk then don't miss the Flash!


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