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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Andy Griffith ...  Ben Matlock / ... 181 episodes, 1986-1995
Nancy Stafford ...  Michelle Thomas / ... 110 episodes, 1986-1993
Julie Sommars ...  Julie March 96 episodes, 1987-1994
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ...  Conrad McMasters 85 episodes, 1989-1993
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In this legal drama, Andy Griffith plays Ben Matlock, a criminal-defense lawyer based in Atlanta. Matlock typically identifies and confronts the perpetrator in a dramatic courtroom scene. His goal, most often, is to prove reasonable doubt of his client's guilt. Rumor suggests that the character is based on lawyer Bobby Lee Cook, Georgia's colorful "dean of criminal-defense attorneys." Written by writermaia

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1986 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(195 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Despite Andy Griffith logged more screen time than his other role on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), he didn't filmed enough episodes than that of his first best-known role. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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A great show that is not gilty...
16 July 2002 | by jprice-4See all my reviews

Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) an old-fashioned Atlanta lawyer who always wear a grey seersucker suit, a white buttondown collar shirt, and a necktie with his partner & daughter Charlene Matlock (played by Lori Lethlin on "Diary of a Perfect Murder" and later played by Linda Purl on the weekly prime-time series on NBC) and was later replaced by left-handed associate Michelle Thomas (Nancy Stafford) and she left the show in 1992 the same year when the show moved to ABC and Michelle was replaced by Charlene's sister Leanne MacIntyre (played by Brynn Thayer) and left the show in 1994 and replaced by Jeri Stone (played by Carol Houston).

Also Tyler Hudson (played by Kene Holliday) is the P.I. and later replaced by Conrad McMasters (played by Clarence Gilyard,Jr. who left the show in 1993 to join the cast on a then "new" CBS series "Walker,Texas Ranger") and was replaced by Cliffton Lewis (played by Daniel Roebuck, who earlier played some different characters durning the NBC run), and ADA Julie March (played by Julie Sommars who left the show in 1993 and came back for a guest appearance in a 1994 episode titled "The Confession".

Matlock never looses a murder case and he's a greatist Television lawyer of all time.

I give it 10 out of 10.


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