The Flash

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Central City Police forensic scientist Barry Allen's crime lab is struck by lightning. Allen's electrified body is flung into and shatters a cabinet of chemicals, which are both electrified and forced to interact with each other and with his physiology when they come into physical contact with his body. He soon discovers that the accident has changed his body's metabolism and as a result he has gained the ability to move at superhuman speed. Barry Allen has become the Flash.


  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Rating: 7.2 (21 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 1990 - 1990
  • Episodes per season: 22
  • Network: CBS


The Flash - season 1

Season 1 (1990)

Rating: 6.9

Characters and Actors

John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen/Flash in The Flash

Barry Allen/Flash

Actor: John Wesley Shipp
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Amanda Pays as Christina McGee in The Flash

Christina McGee

Actor: Amanda Pays
Alex Desert as Julio Mendez in The Flash

Julio Mendez

Actor: Alex Desert
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Tim Thomerson as Jay Allen in The Flash

Jay Allen

Actor: Tim Thomerson