Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 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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 Ben Matlock / ... (181 episodes, 1986-1995)
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 Michelle Thomas / ... (110 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Julie March (96 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Conrad McMasters (85 episodes, 1989-1993)
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"Matlock" features criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock seeking to prove the innocence of his client as he takes on his/her case, of which most involve murders. He does this with the help of a team of people, which changed from season to season but included over the years Conrad McMasters, daughter Charlene Matlock, and Cliff Lewis. Written by grwallace

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3 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Bill Mumy - who played in 2 episodes of Night Gallery - and Lost in Space TV series, played Ben Matlock nephew in one episode See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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Referenced in Better Call Saul: Five-O (2015) See more »

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GREAT SHOW!!!!
4 May 1999 | by (MI) – See all my reviews

This show is one of the best shows that ever aired on national television. Andy Griffith is superb and Clearence Gilyard also did a wonderful job. With great casting, guest stars (such as Milton Berle) this show is somewhat of a treasure. It was on for almost a decade and I wish it was on now. I hope another movie will air so I get to see my favorite actor, Andy Griffith in my favorite charecter, Ben Matlock. (Watch it on TBS and WGN both airing at noon, it will be worth it).


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