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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Cast

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El abogado Matlock See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(195 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Ben Matlock: [Ben is escaping from his insurance agent into another room, and is praying to God] Oh God, please cut out his tongue!
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GREAT SHOW!!!!
4 May 1999 | by Matlock-4See all my reviews

This show is one of the best shows that ever aired on national television. Andy Griffith is superb and Clearence Gilyard also did a wonderful job. With great casting, guest stars (such as Milton Berle) this show is somewhat of a treasure. It was on for almost a decade and I wish it was on now. I hope another movie will air so I get to see my favorite actor, Andy Griffith in my favorite charecter, Ben Matlock. (Watch it on TBS and WGN both airing at noon, it will be worth it).


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