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Matlock

Series Summary
Don't be fooled by his down-home demeanor and country-boy ways; criminal defense lawyer Ben Matlock is worth every penny of his fee. Count on Matlock to visit the crime scene, scope out the clues everyone else missed, and dramatically reveal the real criminal (usually a killer) during a climactic trial sequence.

Air Dates: 1986 - 1995

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Network: NBC

  • Season 9, Ep. 16 : The Heist Apr 27, 1995

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    When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.

  • Season 9, Ep. 15 : The Heist Apr 27, 1995

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    When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.

  • Season 9, Ep. 14 : The Assault Feb 16, 1995

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    After Matlock is mugged, he repays the man who helped him by offering legal representation in a lawsuit.

  • Season 9, Ep. 13 : The Target Feb 9, 1995

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    After bailing out of a fishing trip because of seasickness, Ben thinks the ensuing explosion that killed a judge friend was intended for him.

  • Season 9, Ep. 12 : The Deadly Dose Feb 2, 1995

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    Jerri's sister is accused of murdering a surgeon who had her fired after he was sued for malpractice.

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  • Mr. Griffith effortlessly makes the most of the country sophisticate, and Dick Van Dyke is splendidly devious as the judge. Matlock makes easy viewing, so easy that you are liable to forget it's there. show more

  • There is a plot twist along the way, but what finally ensnares the judge in a courtroom confrontation is another development of Matlock's devising that seems completely implausible. [23 Sept 1986, p.C10] show more

  • The problem with Matlock is that Griffith isn't nearly as cute as either he, or NBC, think he is. Or maybe it's that he's playing it too cute. When Peter Falk played cat and mouse with his prey in that eccentric, unassuming manner, it was charming. When Griffith does it, he just seems phony, manipulative and obnoxious. He's more creepy than he is endearing. [23 Sept 1986, p.C6] show more

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