Matlock (1986–1995)

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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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 Benjamin Matlock / ... (181 episodes, 1986-1995)
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 Michelle Thomas / ... (111 episodes, 1986-1994)
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 A.D.A. Julie March / ... (96 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Conrad McMasters (85 episodes, 1989-1995)
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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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Nancy Stafford chose to leave the series after season six. She had just gotten married, and with the filming being moved to North Carolina, she did not wish to relocate. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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Followed by Matlock: Diary of a Perfect Murder (1986) See more »

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Awesome show, great plots!
16 September 1999 | by (Southern, CA) – See all my reviews

Yeah, this is one of the best shows ever to be made.

It had good characters, great stories, twists, and some unexpected humor.

It's a really good show, and I'm not even over 60...or 30 for that matter.

-Guess who got me into the show though:...Grandparents. =)


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