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The Flash 

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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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"The Flash" Star Shares Her Path to Superhero Stardom

Candice Patton divulges how her "Flash" character still saves the day — even without superpowers — and how a contest in college jump-started her acting career.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2018
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2018
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2018
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2018
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2018
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2018
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Storyline

Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Thawne is going back to his time, he mentions Rip Hunter as the first man to build a time machine. Rip Hunter is a superhero created in 1959 by Jack Miller and Ruben Moreira, a scientific genius capable to build time machines, turning himself in a "time agent" to prevent disasters along the history. Hunter is too the main protagonist of Legends of Tomorrow (2016), Arrow (2012) and The Flash (2014) spin-off, about time travels. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Barry uses his super speed from a standing start, there is a gust of wind that blows in the opposite direction (for instance, if he superspeeds to the left, there is an airburst that blows to the right). Engaging his super speed in this manner would cause a suction effect creating an airburst in the same direction he's moving in. See more »

Quotes

Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I'm the fastest man alive. When I was a child, I saw my mother killed by something impossible. My father went to prison for her murder. Then an accident made me the impossible. To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me, and one day I'll find who killed my mother and get justice for my father. I am The Flash.
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Crazy Credits

Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Do Not Disturb (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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It's great.
29 July 2018 | by mehul-tekSee all my reviews

My favourite character. I love the time travel and the speed force concept. I am expecting a lot from the upcoming seasons.


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