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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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Series cast summary:
Stephen Amell ...  Oliver Queen / ... 161 episodes, 2012-2019
David Ramsey ...  John Diggle / ... 147 episodes, 2012-2018
Emily Bett Rickards ...  Felicity Smoak / ... 141 episodes, 2012-2018
Paul Blackthorne ...  Quentin Lance 138 episodes, 2012-2018
Willa Holland ...  Thea Queen / ... 131 episodes, 2012-2018
Katie Cassidy ...  Laurel Lance / ... 130 episodes, 2012-2018
Colton Haynes ...  Roy Harper / ... 78 episodes, 2013-2019
Echo Kellum ...  Curtis Holt / ... 66 episodes, 2015-2018
John Barrowman ...  Malcolm Merlyn / ... 66 episodes, 2012-2017
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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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This disaster has his family name all over it. (Season 1) See more »


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English

Release Date:

10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Throughout the show there is a special theme soundtrack that plays whenever Malcolm Merlyn or the dark archer (John Barrowman) is on the scene. It's first heard during the revelation of the dark archer as Malcolm in Arrow: Year's End (2012), towards the end of Arrow: State v. Queen (2013) and in Arrow: The Magician (2014). See more »

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In two second-season episodes, chest compressions to restart Oliver's and Roy's hearts were done incorrectly. They are pushing down on the person's actual chest, rather than two finger widths above the sternum. That would damage the ribs, lungs and other vitals. See more »

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Felicity Smoak: It feels really good having you inside me... And by you I mean your voice. And by me I mean my ear. I'm going to stop talking. Right now.
Oliver Queen: That would be my preference.
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A Refreshing Take On The Vigilante Story
11 October 2012 | by zack_wallSee all my reviews

I was kind of sketchy when I first heard about this series, considering the terrible job that was done with 'The Cape'. I'm pleased to say that all of my doubts were unfounded. Arrow is a darn good show, and the first Pilot episode is very strong and leaves little confusion behind this vigilante's origins. I felt that the main actor properly conveys a somber and mature attitude in contrast to the description we receive of him as a partying playboy before the shipwreck. The action is intense and not over the top or completely unbelievable. What we're presented with is a young man whose 5 years spent on an island have shaped him up into an agile warrior tasked with cleaning up his city from corruption. I can't wait to see what lies in store through future episodes, and I certainly hope this show delivers the goods. So far, I believe we're in store for some quality television this fall.


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