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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, 2012-2019
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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One more will discover who hides under the hood (Season 1) See more »


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Country:

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

John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), Alex Kingston (Dinah Lance) and Colin Salmon (Walter Steele) have all appeared in Doctor Who. 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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Oliver Queen: You have failed this city!
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Great show, even if you're not into comics
10 October 2016 | by terbo559See all my reviews

This show started off great from season 1, onto season 2, then it began to slow down a bit in season 3 and 4, but it picks up again with action in season 5. There are many story line build ups, and great flashbacks, and it also compliments with the action and fight scenes. One major critic of the show will be how the writers will often attempt to put in too many love sequences in a super hero show, another will be how the story doesn't follow up as well with the Green Arrow comics. If the show sticks to its action first and love story later, it will stay more consistent to what fans would love to see, and this will keep the show alive for a longer number of seasons. The best part of this show is that it provides its viewers with crossover episodes, and team ups with other super hero shows such as the Flash. These crossover episodes provides more action and delivers a comic book genre type of team up for fans or even non comic book fans to enjoy. On a side note, season 2 of this show is by far the best TV show season I have ever watched. Even if you do not have time watching this show, just watch season 2, you won't regret it.


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