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The Cult 

William Austin is desperate to get his son out of the Cult he has joined (and given his $400,000 trust fund). After he threatens Joshua Bradbury (the Cult leader), in front of his son ... See full summary »

Director:

Harvey S. Laidman (as Harvey Laidman)

Writers:

Dean Hargrove (created by), Marvin Kupfer | 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 (credit only)
Kene Holiday ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
Earl Boen ... Patrick Morrison
Roger Davis ... Joshua Bradbury
Jack Dodson ... William Austin
Albert Hall ... Assistant D.A. Corbalis
Dani Klein Dani Klein ... Sarah
Charles Lanyer Charles Lanyer ... Martin Washburn
Jeff McCarthy ... Thomas Oldham
Bonnie Urseth Bonnie Urseth ... Anna Oldham
Wallace Langham ... Dennis Austin (as Wally Ward)
Al White ... Ezra Smith
Eric Fleeks Eric Fleeks ... Policeman #1
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Storyline

William Austin is desperate to get his son out of the Cult he has joined (and given his $400,000 trust fund). After he threatens Joshua Bradbury (the Cult leader), in front of his son Dennis and Atlanta police officers, hours later Joshua is found dead at his desk by Dennis. William is arrested for murder when his son claims to have seen his father fleeing the murder scene. Ben defends William, feeling certain there is more to this Cult (like making members to sign over all their financial assets - let alone his belief the accused is not guilty). Ben's first task is to figure out WHY Williams' son Dennis would say his father is the killer........has Dennis been brainwashed? Written by canadazbest

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1989 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Once again, Andy Griffith is reunited with one of his old cohorts from Mayberry...Jack Dodson, who played Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show, is Matlock's client in this episode. See more »

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