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DirectorRobert Iscove

WriterDanny Bilson
Paul De Meo



AirdateSeptember 20, 1990

Next episode"Out of Control"

"Pilot" is the first episode of the first season of The Flash. It premiered on September 20, 1990.


A laboratory accident endows a police scientist with the ability to move at superhuman speed which he uses to battle a menacing biker gang led by a criminal as a superhero.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest stars Edit

  • Michael Nader as Nicholas Pike
  • Tim Thomerson as Jay Allen
  • Priscilla Pointer as Nora Allen
  • Lyuca Naff as Lila
  • Richard Belzer as Joe Kline
  • Robert Hooks as Arthur Cooper
  • M. Emmet Walsh as Henry Allen
  • Patrie Allen as Eve Allen
  • Biff Manard as Michael Francis Murphy
  • Vito D'Ambrosio as Tony Bellows
  • Wayne Pére as Rick
  • Justin Burnette as Shawne Allen
  • Eric DaRe as Tyrone
  • Ricky Dean Logan as Scott
  • Mariko Tse as Linda Park
  • Sam Vlahos as Dr. Lawrence
  • Josh Cruze as Petrolli
  • David Crowley as Swat Captain
  • Virginia Morris as Mother
  • Richard Hoyt-Miller as Young Father
  • Jan Stango as Young Mother
  • Brad Sevy as Waiter
  • Frank Foti Jr. as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Christopher Murray as Highway Patrolman (uncredited)