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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stephen Amell ...  Oliver Queen / ... 170 episodes, 2012-2019
David Ramsey ...  John Diggle / ... 170 episodes, 2012-2019
Emily Bett Rickards ...  Felicity Smoak / ... 154 episodes, 2012-2019
Katie Cassidy ...  Laurel Lance / ... 153 episodes, 2012-2019
Paul Blackthorne ...  Quentin Lance 139 episodes, 2012-2019
Willa Holland ...  Thea Queen / ... 132 episodes, 2012-2019
Colton Haynes ...  Roy Harper / ... 77 episodes, 2013-2019
Rick Gonzalez ...  Rene Ramirez / ... 76 episodes, 2016-2019
Echo Kellum ...  Curtis Holt / ... 71 episodes, 2015-2019
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Storyline

Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city. Written by Anonymous

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Live to fight another day (Season 6) See more »


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This is the second time Brandon Routh portrays a superhero, here he stars as Ray Palmer/the Atom after starring as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006). See more »

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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. See more »

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[Season 2 opening]
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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The Warner Bros shield is colored green and behind it there are arrows flying. See more »

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Referenced in The Flash: Flash vs. Arrow (2014) See more »

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The Most Entertaining TV series To Debut In 2012
13 October 2012 | by JasonDanielBakerSee all my reviews

With a decent premise (Though hardly original) and good writing punctuated by witty dialogue this series is of exceptional sophistication. The poor quality of small-screen drama has become mystifyingly evident in recent years. A lot of the action in the pilot was also beautifully choreographed.

I read Green Arrow comics as a kid as well as its tie-in The Black Canary. I recognize the names of many of the characters and can see where they might be going plot-wise in future episodes. But they have revamped the back story with a vision that suggests the one Christopher Nolan took in making the Christian Bale Batman movies and I find it quite agreeable.

The future of the show will obviously hinge on public appetite for scripted episodic TV. The evident affection for lame reality show singing/dancing auditions of homely, talentless twits eager to make fools of themselves remains depressingly high. Hopefully this show will find and keep an audience.


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