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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:
Stephen Amell ...  Oliver Queen / ... 161 episodes, 2012-2018
David Ramsey ...  John Diggle / ... 139 episodes, 2012-2018
Paul Blackthorne ...  Quentin Lance 138 episodes, 2012-2018
Emily Bett Rickards ...  Felicity Smoak / ... 134 episodes, 2012-2018
Willa Holland ...  Thea Queen / ... 131 episodes, 2012-2018
Katie Cassidy ...  Laurel Lance / ... 122 episodes, 2012-2018
Colton Haynes ...  Roy Harper / ... 78 episodes, 2013-2018
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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In the secret war on Starling, he is the city's only weapon. (Season 1) See more »


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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrow See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Star City skyline is actually Boston, Massachusetts and the clock tower is The Custom House. See more »

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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 »

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Oliver Queen: My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island with only one goal: survive. Now I will fulfill my father's dying wish - to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else.
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The Warner Bros shield is colored green and behind it there are arrows flying. See more »

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Featured in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now (2016) See more »

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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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