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The Flash 

A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".
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1991   1990  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
John Wesley Shipp ...  Barry Allen / ... 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Amanda Pays ...  Christina 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 Biff Manard ...  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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Storyline

In a freak accident, police crime scene investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and doused in chemicals. Barry discovers that this accident had given him powers, able to move at nearly the speed of sound. With the help of STAR Labs scientist Tina McGee, he learns to control his powers...but when his older brother Jay (a motorcycle cop) is killed in the line of duty, Barry asks Tina to make him a special costume that can withstand the rigors of hyperspeed travel. He sets forth to clean up the streets of Central City as The Flash. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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Wipes Out Scum In Seconds


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Flash See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

John Wesley Shipp who played The Flash in 1990 - 1991 and Grant Gustin who played The Flash in 2014 - Present were both born in Norfolk, VA. See more »

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good show
8 July 2003 | by ruthven1974See all my reviews

the flash was a pretty good adaptation of the comic books and it really is a shame that it got canceled so fast . the acting was pretty good and the characters were pretty close to their paper counterparts. all in all a decent show and a better adaptation of a comic book into a series than any other so far ( that includes the not too bad but too girlie adaptation of superboy in WB's smallville )


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