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Arrow

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Duration:
42 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
8.2
Awards:
5 wins & 18 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cast
Actor
Character
Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu
Arrow
Manu Bennett
Manu Bennett
Arrow
David Ramsey
David Ramsey
Arrow
Olivia Cheng
Olivia Cheng
Arrow
Stephen Amell
Oliver Queen
Paul Blackthorne
Quentin Lance
Colton Haynes
Roy Harper
John Barrowman
Malcolm Merlyn
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Trivia
In almost every episode the title of that episode is said by someone at some point.
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The name of Oliver's club is Verdant, meaning "of bright green colour" and the large V above it is reminiscent of an arrow. Together these are a subtle nod to the DC Comics character.
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In Arrow, Oliver Queen's mother is named Moira Queen. In Smallville, his mother is named Laura, but his mother-in-law is Moira Sullivan.
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Goofs
In the promotional picture for the series it shows a shirtless Oliver. The scars from his time on the island are visible, but there is no tattoo. During the series Oliver has a tattoo on his chest, a tattoo that plays an important role in at least one episode (1x03 "Lone Gunmen") and has been visible in every other episode.
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Quotes
Oliver Queen: You have failed this city!
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Oliver Queen: My name is Oliver Queen. After five years on a hellish island, I have come home with only one goal- to save my city. But to do that, I can't be the killer I once was. To honor my friend's memory, I must be someone else. I must be something else.
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Oliver Queen: My name is Oliver Queen, after five years in hell, I have come home with only one goal - to save my city. Now others have joined my crusade. To them, I'm Oliver Queen. To the rest of Starling City, I'm someone else. I am something else.
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Faq
Q
What fighting style does Oliver use?
A
Kyudo (Japanese for "Way of the bow"), a mixture of archery and martial arts popularized by the samurai of feudal Japan (though it may have actually been Chinese in origin). During his sparring sessions with Slade and Diggle, and when he trains in his dojo in the Arrowcave, he uses Eskrima, a Filipino martial art that usually involves improvised melee weapons.
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Is the series based on other media?
A
The Arrow is based on the DC Comics character, The Green Arrow, created by Morton Weisinger and designed by George Papp, which first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941.The character was originally a backup strip in the comics and was blatantly an archery copy of Batman who is a millionaire playboy with a sidekick called Speedy and distinctive equipment such as gadget arrows, an Arrowcar and an Arrowplane. As such, the character had a long and largely undistinguished publishing history except for his inclusion into the Justice League series and a short run of stories by the important comics artist, Jack Kirby, years before his most famous work at Marvel Comics.That changed when the innovative comics artist, Neal Adams, completely redesigned the look of the character in 1969, most notably by giving him a distinctive Van Dyke beard. This change inspired his frequent collaborator, writer Dennis O'Neil, to change the premise of the character by having him lose his fortune and becoming an ardent leftist political activist devoted to helping the underprivileged as a combination of Robin Hood and the Yippie political activist, Abbie Hoffman. This character became much more popular as a result such as giving him a famous series of socially conscious stories in the early 1970s with Green Lantern and later his own various solo comic book series.This character has appeared in animation before this TV series version appeared on Smallville, such as the first incarnation of SuperFriends, Justice League Unlimited and a DC Comics Showcase short.
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Which villians are featured?
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The main adversary is the League of Assassins, alternately known as the League of Shadows or Tempest. As with most media, it is led by Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable). During the first season, it is primarily represented by Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), who has his own dual identity as the Dark Archer (Green Arrow's arch nemesis from the comics). Oliver's mother, Moira (Susanna Thompson), was blackmailed into working with Malcolm. Deathstroke (Jeffrey C. Robinson and Manu Bennett), Eddie Fyers (a supporting character from the Green Arrow comic, played by Sebastian Dunn), and Professor Ivo (Dylan Neal) are involved in Oliver's training, with an implied link to a greater conspiracy. The second season introduces Brother Blood (Kevin Alejandro), Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), KGBeast (David Nykl), Solomon Grundy (Graham Shiels), and Task Force X, with the latter revealed to have hired Fyers. Other prominent villains are Count Vertigo (Seth Gabel), who has been reimagined to be the series equivalent to the Joker or Scarecrow, Asian crime boss China White (Kelly Hu), and the assassin Deadshot (Michael Rowe).
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Photos from cast
Kelly Hu Manu Bennett David Ramsey Rekha Sharma Susanna Thompson Willa Holland Katie Cassidy Agam Darshi