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Matt Houston 

Matt Houston is a wealthy Texan who moves to California to oversee his family's offshore drilling enterprises but spends most of his time dabbling in his private investigator hobby.

Creator:

Lawrence Gordon
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3   2   1  
1985   1984   1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Horsley ...  Matt Houston 67 episodes, 1982-1985
Pamela Hensley ...  C.J. Parsons 67 episodes, 1982-1985
Lincoln Kilpatrick ...  Lt. Michael Hoyt 44 episodes, 1983-1985
Cis Rundle ...  Secretary / ... 31 episodes, 1982-1985
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Storyline

Each week Matt Houston, a successful private investigator, takes on a new case. The cases usually involve murder, and always involve beautiful women in skimpy outfits. Drawing on his years of experience and investigative skills, and with a little help from his assistant, C.J., Houston always manages to bring the bad guys (or girls) to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

The vehicle that Houston drove during the series was a 1982 Excalibur Phaeton IV. Two were purchased for use in the production, after the studio picked up the series. The cost of the vehicles was $50,800 each. In the pilot episode, Houston drove a 1980 Sparks Roadster (an Excalibur Kit Car). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) See more »

User Reviews

 
Nostalic and entertaining 80s crime drama!
19 July 2018 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

I used to catch this show when I was a kid in the 80s and remembered it to be an entertaining crime drama - a story about the wealthy Matt Houston (Lee Horsley), who oversees his family's drilling enterprises while getting into action as a private investigator. He pairs up with C.J. Parsons (Pamela Hensley) in his adventures.

Classic 80s nostalgia with decent acting, past-paced stories, and appealing plots. For the longest time, I couldn't remember the name of the TV show after it went off the air, thinking it might be Hart to Hart or Hunter. But, I was adamant that the lead male character had a mustache. Thanks to a little research on the internet, I've finally found the show's title, plot outline, and photos.

Grade A


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Matt Houston See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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