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 / ... (97 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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Andy Griffith was only 59 years old when he first played Ben Matlock, despite numerous stereotypes that this show was targeted toward the elderly demographic. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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Ben or Perry
7 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Much like Perry Mason, Ben Matlock was a lawyer that never lost and that's where the similarities end. The thing I love about the character of Ben Matlock is that unlike the cool and suave Perry Mason, Ben was hot-headed and cursed like a sailor, but beneath that gruff exterior was a heart of gold. Ben pretty much was just like an average guy, while Perry Mason was the cool, suave and sophisticated barrister. Also, this show pretty much had a sense of humor about it that "Perry Mason" didn't have and this gives "Matlock" an edge.


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