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Matlock 

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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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Dean Hargrove
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Andy Griffith ...  Ben Matlock / ... 181 episodes, 1986-1995
Nancy Stafford ...  Michelle Thomas / ... 110 episodes, 1986-1993
Julie Sommars ...  Julie March 96 episodes, 1987-1994
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ...  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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

Andy Griffith was living in Manteo, North Carolina, when cast for the show. For the first six seasons, when videotaped on NBC, until the seventh season for ABC, Griffith would fly to his house in North Carolina and back every weekend and on other breaks to be with his family, until 1992. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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Referenced in Shameless: Aunt Ginger (2011) See more »

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This is one of the best series thats ever been shown on TV
20 February 2006 | by jadayocumSee all my reviews

I Love this show I can watch reruns over & over again & never get tired of watching it. It is far most the best television series to ever air on t.v. I just wish It was still being Made. It is Wholesome & Entertaining.I hope to see all of the episodes & I hope It continues to be around for many years to come so that my children would be able to enjoy it. The Cast is awesome there are so many wonderful faces that gives you the sense that it is a real hometown portrait. I love the smart way Ben always seems to be able to solve every mystery. We really could use more shows like this today I really wish that it was still being produced, But I'm sure that the way things are left is the only way it should be Because no one could replace the cast members.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1986 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(195 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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