Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars 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
...  Michelle Thomas / ... 110 episodes, 1986-1993
...  Julie March 96 episodes, 1987-1994
...  Conrad McMasters 85 episodes, 1989-1993
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In this legal drama, Andy Griffith plays Ben Matlock, a criminal-defense lawyer based in Atlanta. Matlock typically identifies and confronts the perpetrator in a dramatic courtroom scene. His goal, most often, is to prove reasonable doubt of his client's guilt. Rumor suggests that the character is based on lawyer Bobby Lee Cook, Georgia's colorful "dean of criminal-defense attorneys." Written by writermaia

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3 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Compared to The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Andy's character was also a widower. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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Awesome show, great plots!
16 September 1999 | by 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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