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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Ramsey ...  John Diggle / ... 170 episodes, 2012-2020
Stephen Amell ...  Oliver Queen / ... 170 episodes, 2012-2020
Emily Bett Rickards ...  Felicity Smoak / ... 157 episodes, 2012-2020
Katie Cassidy ...  Laurel Lance / ... 153 episodes, 2012-2020
Paul Blackthorne ...  Quentin Lance 141 episodes, 2012-2020
Willa Holland ...  Thea Queen / ... 134 episodes, 2012-2020
Colton Haynes ...  Roy Harper / ... 80 episodes, 2013-2020
Rick Gonzalez ...  Rene Ramirez / ... 76 episodes, 2016-2020
Echo Kellum ...  Curtis Holt / ... 73 episodes, 2015-2020
John Barrowman ...  Malcolm Merlyn / ... 69 episodes, 2012-2019
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Storyline

Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city. Written by Anonymous

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Those closest to you can hurt you the most. (season 3) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Oliver had mainly two teachers that were responsible for giving him the skills that he uses as The Arrow. Slade Wilson (a.k.a. Deathstroke) who taught him hand to hand combat and melee weapons training and Shado who taught him the bow. Originally in DC comics, Oliver taught himself archery and was taught martial arts by Natas, who was Deathstroke's mentor. In season 5 it is revealed that Oliver had one more mentor in Talia Al Ghul who furthered his martial arts training and inspired the Arrow persona. See more »

Goofs

In the promotional picture for the series it shows a shirtless Oliver. The scars from his time on the island are visible, but there is no tattoo. During the series Oliver has a tattoo on his chest, a tattoo that plays an important role in at least one episode (1x03 "Lone Gunmen") and has been visible in every other episode. See more »

Quotes

Slade Wilson: I'm going to tear everything he cares about away from him, destroy those who choose to follow him, corrupt those he loves. Once he has lost everyone and everything he values, I will drive an arrow through his eye.
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Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo is colored green and features a comic-book image of Green Arrow. See more »

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Given up
10 October 2017 | by petragreenSee all my reviews

The first 2 seasons of the show was amazing however after that it got stale and boring. I decided to give up less than half way through season 5. The flashbacks become uninteresting. The villains after 2 seasons are boring. Love story is soap opera material. Season 4 made the show unrealistic with the sci-fi magic. Arrow was more interesting when he was working alone without any sidekicks.


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