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 / ... (111 episodes, 1986-1994)
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 Julie March (97 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Conrad McMasters (87 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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3 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Linda Purl left the show near the end of the first season, after disputes about her character and castmates. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.100 (2012) 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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