A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".
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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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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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English

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20 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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Mark Hamill would reprise his role of James Jesse AKA 'The Trickster' in The Flash (2014) in the episodes 'Tricksters' and "Running to Stand Still". See more »

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The Flash ~ too fast for idle minds
3 August 2005 | by Trent-55See all my reviews

Simply said, this series was too advanced for the simple minds watching TV when it aired back in the 90's. The sets were past, present and futuristic giving it a non-era look. The acting was very good and the costumes, sets and writing were added bonuses each week. This series ran for 22 episodes and included an incredible two parter with Mark Hamill playing the Trickster, a role he seemed destined to play. He made the Joker look like Mr. Rogers. David Cassidy, Angela Bassett, M. Emmet Walsh and even Bill(y) Mumy from the original Lost in Space series made guest appearances as NON-forgettable characters. There is positive word that this series will be making it's way to a DVD box set soon. cut & paste this to read more - http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3816

This is something you can watch with your family and be entertained by great writing and visual stimulation.


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