Matlock (1986–1995)
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The Critic 

When a critic is found dead, a young playwright is accused and Ben agrees to defend him.

Director:

Robert Scheerer

Writers:

Dean Hargrove (created by), Phil Mishkin | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Ben Matlock
Nancy Stafford ... Michelle Thomas
Julie Sommars ... Julie March
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Conrad McMasters
Joel Grey ... Tommy DeLuca
Tony Roberts ... Guy Palmer
Geoffrey Blake ... Sam Spelvin
Tony Jay ... John Bosley Hackett
Ken Michelman Ken Michelman ... Sidney Falco
Lauren Mitchell Lauren Mitchell ... Sally Ayn White
Richard Newton Richard Newton ... Judge Richard Cooksey
Kim Strauss ... Brian
Chuck Wagner ... Assistant D.A. Moran
Janeen Damian Janeen Damian ... Miss Snyder (as Janeen Best)
Raymond Del Barrio ... Lead Male Dancer
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Storyline

Ben acts as technical advisor on a play written by a young friend. When the play is ripped apart by a television critic and the television critic is subsequently found murdered, Ben is called in to defend his friend and find the real murderer. Written by DanaCR,

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The letter opener that the composer finds on the floor is a twin for the one shown in 'absolute power' with Clint Eastwood. See more »

Connections

Featured in Matlock: The Murder Game (1994) See more »

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