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Hawkins 

The cases of slow-talking West Virginia attorney Billy Jim Hawkins.

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David Karp
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1974   1973  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Stewart ...  Billy Jim Hawkins 8 episodes, 1973-1974
Strother Martin ...  R.J. Hawkins 5 episodes, 1973-1974
Mayf Nutter Mayf Nutter ...  Jeremiah Stocker 3 episodes, 1973-1974
James Hampton ...  Earl Coleman 2 episodes, 1973
Suzanne Hunt Suzanne Hunt ...  Brigitta / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
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Storyline

Billy Jim Hawkins was a very clever defense attorney, whose drawl and laid back manner often fooled his adversaries into underestimating his skills as an attorney. Billy Jim's office was located in a small town in West Virginia, although his cases often took him to other places around the country. R.J. was Billy Jim's cousin and associate who did most of Billy Jim's legwork. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kalla mig Billy Jim See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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This series alternated on Tuesday evenings with Shaft (1973) which may have led to the early demise of both series. Contemporary analysts suggested that since the two shows appealed to vastly different audience bases, alternating them only served to confuse fans of both series, giving neither show the time to build up a large viewership. See more »

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Slow-paced but good enough
7 April 2003 | by purakekSee all my reviews

Like Columbo, this series moves slowly, with Jimmy Stewart as the Matlock of the 70's. Okay, not as successful as Matlock, but the mysteries and their solutions show a progressive tread towards mature plots. The pace drags, unfortunately, and will probably be not much of an attraction in a cable revival. Nonetheless, Hawkins the lawyer is much better a detective than Matlock and the stories (each one is about 2 hours each) contain intricate mysteries well worth the watch for detective story connoisseur.


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