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Air Date: September 20th, 1986

Network: NBC

Series Summary
A brilliant attorney takes on tough cases.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Mystery, Drama


  • Season 9 - Episode 17 : The Scam May 7, 1995

    Matlock sidelines plans to attend a class reunion when Cliff is accused of murder.

  • Season 9 - Episode 15 : The Heist Apr 27, 1995

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

  • Season 9 - Episode 14 : The Assault Feb 16, 1995

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

  • Season 9 - Episode 13 : The Target Feb 9, 1995

    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 - Episode 12 : The Deadly Dose Feb 2, 1995

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

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  • 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

  • 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

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Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television