Arrow (2012– )
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Billionaire playboy, Oliver Queen, has been considered dead for five years. Now, he has returned. But something, during those five years, has changed him into a mysterious green hooded archer.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Hood
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
Colin Donnell ... Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Susanna Thompson ... Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Colin Salmon ... Walter Steele
Jamey Sheridan ... Robert Queen
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood ... Sarah Lance
Annie Ilonzeh ... Joanna de la Vega
Kathleen Gati ... Raisa
Roger Cross ... Detective Lucas Hilton
Brian Markinson ... Adam Hunt
Ben Cotton ... Crewman
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Storyline

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante - to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret ... Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the beach scene where Queen is rescued, a mask similar to the one worn by DC character Deathstroke can be seen. An arrow can be seen in the right eye of the mask. The same eye that the character lost in the comics. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver and Tommy pull up outside the old Queen Industries factory, the logo's reflection in the car window reads left to right instead of being reversed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Oliver Queen: The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It's Mandarin for "purgatory." I've been stranded here for five years. I've dreamt of my rescue every cold black night since then. For five years I've had only one thought, one goal - survive. Survive and one day return home. The island held many dangers. To live, I had make myself more than what I was, to forge myself into a weapon. I am returning not the boy who was shipwrecked, but the man who will bring to those who have ...
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References Lost (2004) See more »

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Green Arrow
26 May 2013 | by dragonmysteriousSee all my reviews

This pilot serves as a great introduction to Green Arrow. Despite similarities to Batman, it is still a wonderfully done story. It is set in modern times as you can see from the "Twilight" reference, which is pretty cool. This episode managed to establish Arrow's mission and what he intends to do, and the obstructions that he will have and it is definitely a very interesting story to look forward to. As much as I would prefer a Batman story, Batman is already well established with quite a few movies that also tell his origins, so having a similar but distinctive character will make it interesting and enjoyable as you have something new to look forward to.


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