Matlock (1986–1995)
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Diary of a Perfect Murder 

Ben Matlock and his daughter Charlene defend a TV journalist accused of killing his ex-wife.

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Hazel
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Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
Steve Inwood ...
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Paul Lockwood
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Police Lt. Frank Daniels
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Nelson White - TV anchor
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Les McCall
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Linda Coolidge
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Billy Ray Webber
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Ernie 'The Tailor' Marzell
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Mrs. Harris
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Atty. Harvey Ravanelle
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Storyline

This was Andy Griffith's first appearance as defense attorney, Ben Matlock. He has to defend a television reporter, who was approached by his ex-wife about an important story. After she is murdered, Ben is hired to defend him. Aiding Ben is his daughter, Charlene, another lawyer, and his legman, Tyler Hudson. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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3 March 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Originally produced as a television movie, this pilot aired in March 1986 as an NBC movie of the week. It was later broken into two episodes (parts 1 & 2) for the regular series. See more »

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Ben Matlock: [Ben, Steve and Charlene enter men's room to avoid reporters. A man enters and looks at Charlene] It's O.K. She's a lawyer.
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30 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

If you are a fan of the original series, you should see this movie. This was the movie that turned into a TV Show. This is a good setting for the series, plus it's a good mystery too!! The best part in the whole movie is when we first meet Ben Matlock and he makes his point almost as good as you would ever see him win a case throughout the 9 year run of the show.


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