The Flash is a 2013 American Superhero action film written by Etan Cohen and directed by Jonathen Liebesman

The Flash
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman
Produced by

Jeffrey Chernov

David Greenblatt

Written by Etan Cohen

Chad Michael Murray

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Michael Pitt

Sienna Miller

Fran Kranz

Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Lukas Ettlin
Editing by Christian Wagner
Studio Columbia Pictures

Relativity Media

Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) February 22nd, 2012
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $70 million
Box office $211,819,378

starring Chad Michael Murray, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Pitt, Boyd Holbrook, Sienna Miller, David Strathairn and Fran Kanz.

The film is based off the popular DC comics first published in January of 1940.

The film is slated for theatrical release on February 22nd, 2013.


Barry Allen of Fallville, Iowa is a struggling teenager who has a habit of partying hard and studying poorly.

His parents are desperate to help him reach the level his brother and sister are at.

He fails through high school and then abandons his education to run away to Central City to take up as a hand in a labatory.

He begins a relationship with beautiful labatory scientist Iris West.

One night he offers to go collect her inventory she has left at the lab one night and ultimatley becomes the "Flash" as lightning strikes into the labatory and causes him to become bathed in various chemicals.

He develops unnatural abilities which include super-speed and strength.

He withdraws from Iris which prompts her to investigate into what has happened to the man she just fallen head over heels for.

He seeks help with Paranormal Investigator Mick Rory of Central City who becomes obsessed with the abilities he witnesses Barry possess.

Mick's obsession then leads him to acquire the same chemicals which bestowed Barry with powers.

Mick foolishly takes them himself and becomes the villainous "Heat-Wave" who is desperate to acquire more & more powers.

Barry who begins to use his abilities throughout Central to help out with the crime occuring in the city and become a hero as well as patch up his flailing relationship with Iris comes to oppose Rory.

Rory's tech partner who sees the atrocities he is commiting goes and tries the chemicals upon himself becomes "Johnny Quick" who aids Barry against Rory.

However when Rory sets his sights on setting off a nuclear bomb in Barry's hometown of Fallville which will expand and take out half the continent things escalate to a whole new level.

Iris and Barry's family become targets of leverage for Rory to use against Barry and the super fast super strong hero finds that possessing the unique abilities he has comes at a terrible cost.


  • Chad Michael Murray as Barry Allen/ The Flash
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar as Iris West
  • Michael Pitt as Mick Rory/ Heat-Wave
  • Boyd Holbrook as Johnny Quick
  • Sienna Miller as Patty Spivot
  • Frankie Faison as James Forrest
  • David Strathairn as Darryl Frye
  • Frank Kanz as Darwin Elias
  • Taylor Kinney as David Singh
  • Andrea Riseborough as Valerie Perez
  • Seth Gabel as Solovar
  • Allen Leech as Don Allen
  • Brea Grant as Dawn Allen
  • Wayne Knight as Henry Allen
  • Judy Davis as Nora Allen
  • Gemma Jones as Grandma Joan Allen


  1. Wonder- Naughty Boy featuring Emeli Sandé
  2. Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
  3. Ready For The Weekend- Calvin Harris
  4. Cooler Then Me- Mike Posner
  5. A Hero Rises- Brian Tyler
  6. Supermotion- Brian Tyler
  7. A Villain Emerges- Brian Tyler
  8. Love Unrequieted- Brian Tyler
  9. Rising Crime- Brian Tyler
  10. The Climax- Brian Tyler
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