Matlock

Series

Matlock

Courtroom drama about a cagey Atlanta defense attorney with a down-home demeanor and uptown strategy. Many of the Harvard-educated lawyer's cases were on the sensational side and often decided by 'Perry Mason'-like last-minute revelations on the witness stand. The stories were hardly intricate, but this proved to be Andy Griffith's second monster hit, and like his classic 1960s sitcom, it got a lot of mileage out of his considerable folksy appeal.

Genres

Crime, Drama, Mystery, courtroom

Cast

Kari Lizer, Michael Durrell, Julie Sommars, Linda Purl, Daniel Roebuck, Brynn Thayer, Lucille Meredith, David Froman, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Richard Newton, Kene Holliday, Carol Huston, Nancy Stafford, Warren Frost, Don Knotts, Andy Griffith

Rating

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Year

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Season
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In the series pilot, lawyer Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) teams up with his daughter (Lori Lethin) to defend a TV journalist (Steve Inwood) charged with killing his ex-wife (Part 1 of two). Tyler Hudson: Kene Holliday. Nelson White: Lawrence Pressman. Burton Hawkins: Robin Thomas. Paul Lockwood: Jack Bannon.
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In the conclusion of the series pilot, Matlock and his daughter (Lori Lethin) defend a TV journalist (Steve Inwood) charged with killing his ex-wife. Tyler Hudson: Kene Holliday. Nelson White: Lawrence Pressman. Burton Hawkins: Robin Thomas.
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During a murder trial, Matlock thinks that the killer is in the courtroom, but isn't the man sitting at the defense table. Judge Addison: Dick Van Dyke. Kevin Meredith: Brian Greene. Claire Leigh: Piper Laurie. Joanne Leigh: Bobbi Eakes.
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A stripper fighting for custody of her son is charged with murder after her ex is killed. Alison Hardiman: Judith-Marie Bergan. Gracie Fielder: Jennifer Rhodes. Doug Templitt: Gary Frank. Jason Hardiman: John Carter. Matlock: Andy Griffith.
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After her husband is murdered, a high-society widow hires Matlock to defend the maid, who admits her guilt and was found with the murder weapon. Clark Harrison: Kevin Conroy. Daniel Ward: Jeff Conaway. Christina: Carolyn Seymour.
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Matlock defends a quarterback accused of murdering his lover---the franchise owner, who was about to cut him from the team. Karen Nelson: Nancy Stafford. Dave Edwards: Joshua Bryant. Marsha Barnes: Shannon Wilcox.
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Despite his initial reluctance, and subsequent anonymous threats, Matlock agrees to defend a dying mobster accused of killing his rival. Part 1 of two. James L. McShane: William Conrad. Paul Baron: Joe Penny. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Charlene: Linda Purl.
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Conclusion. Matlock proceeds with the trial despite the loss of a witness, Nicholas Baron's heart attack and son Daniel's warnings that the strain could prove fatal. Nicholas: Jose Ferrer. Paul Baron: Joe Penny. Daniel Baron: Mark Lamura. J.L. Brackett: William Conrad.
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Two scheming sisters (Gail O'Grady, Diane Behrens) establish an alibi while framing their uncle for the murder of his wealthy wife. Harold: Gene Ross. Tyler: Kene Holliday. D.A. Burgess: Michael Durrell.
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Matlock defends a cop (Hector Elizondo) being framed for the murder of a mobster who had eluded arrest for years. Braddock: John Lehne. Lt. Daniels: James McEachin. Judge: Lucille Meredith. Donella: Andrew Block. Charlene: Linda Purl.
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Matlock is frustrated by the lack of concern his rock-star client shows after she's accused of murdering her manager. Angel: Kari Lizer. Hazel: Betty Lynn. Jason Parks: Jonathan Frakes. Charlene: Linda Purl.
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Matlock defends a former law professor charged with vehicular homicide. James Billings: Daniel Davis. Wesley Wallace: Nicholas Cascone. Eric Lane: Christopher McDonald. Sara: Betty Lynn. Charlene: Linda Purl.
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A man who plays Santa Claus is accused of murdering the developer who was evicting him and his fellow tenants from their building. Mark Harris: Barry Jenner. Lang: Grainger Hines. Annie Harris: Terri Treas. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Charlene: Linda Purl.
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A cooking-show hostess is charged with the on-camera murder of her ex-husband, a chef whose success came from stealing her recipes. Christopher Hoyt: Roddy McDowall. Peter Leone: Allan Arbus. Lichtman: Ray Reinhardt.
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When a novelist's characters closely resemble the residents in her town, she becomes a target for murder. Mary Ann: Audra Lindley. Dr. Eagen: Parker Stevenson. Johnson: Guy Stockwell. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Tyler: Kene Holliday. Charlene: Linda Purl.
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A successful entrepreneur is framed for the murder of a young actress and Matlock travels to California in search of the truth. Sinclair: Greg Evigan. Michael: Desi Arnaz Jr. Williams: Jimmy Baio. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Tyler: Kene Holliday.
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A millionaire's live-in nurse---and heir to his fortune---is charged with his murder. Matlock: Andy Griffith. Kathy: Lise Cutter. Julie: Julie Sommars. Lacey St. John: Christine Rose. Ruth Delaney: Jo de Winter. Tyler: Kene Holliday. Barbara Warren: Laurie O'Brien.
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Matlock defends a man whose murder case he lost seven years before and who is now accused of stabbing a fellow inmate. Lester Matthews: Larry Wilcox. Roger Bundy: Robert Walden. Sam Dolan: Robert Pine. Andrea Colter: Lee Purcell.
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Part 1 of two. An Army private, the son of a wealthy businessman, is charged with murdering an officer. Pvt. Thomas: Philip Bailey. Pvt. Hughes: Tony Becker. Lt. Lynch: Cliff De Young. Maj. Hamilton: Georg Stanford Brown.
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Conclusion. Matlock finds a key witness, but loses his client when Chris goes AWOL; Tyler observes a transaction that could explain the murder and coverup. Maj. Orlando: Glynn Turman. Maj. Hamilton: Georg Stanford Brown. Capt. Campbell: Gregg Henry.
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Matlock tries to keep a tight rein on a would-be assistant while trying to prove a heartthrob actor didn't kill the head of a sex-therapy clinic. Felicia Lindstrom: Donna Mitchell. Tyler: Kene Holliday. Barbara Sutcliffe: Sarah Douglas.
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While representing a union boss accused of murdering a rival, Matlock finds himself charged with bribing a juror. Harry Craven: Alan Blumenfeld. Tyler: Kene Holliday. Julie March: Julie Sommars. Charlene: Linda Purl. John Linford: Arthur Rosenberg.
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With evidence in the murder of a photographer focusing on his assistant, Matlock develops a defense by exposing a blackmail scheme. Amy Adler: Julie Ronnie. Whitney Seever: Sherilyn Wolter. Mark Jacobs: Scott Burkholder. Tyler: Kene Holliday.