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Matlock Dates : 1986 - 1995
195 episodes of 45 min
First broadcasting : 31 Aout 1987
Creator(s) : Dean Hargrove
Producer(s) : Andy Griffith, Dean Hargrove & Fred Silverman
Music : Richard DeBenedictis
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French Traduire


Ben Matlock is a Georgia bred, Harvard educated defense attorney. His fee is $250,000 but he's worth every cent of it as he defends his clients not only in Atlanta but all over the country. He is cantankerous and gruff and often uses colorful language, but beneath it all he has a heart of gold. He is assisted in his work by his daughters Charlene and Leanne (who are also attorneys) and his investigators Tyler Hudson, Conrad McMasters and Cliff Lewis, who happens to be the son of Ben's boyhood friend/rival Billy Lewis. Ben's girlfriend is associate D.A. Julie March and his contact on the Atlanta police is Lt. Bob Brooks.

The Actors

Andy Griffith - Benjamin L. Matlock

Andy Griffith

(Benjamin L. Matlock)

Linda Purl - Charlene Matlock

Linda Purl

(Charlene Matlock)

Kene Holliday - Tyler Hudson

Kene Holliday

(Tyler Hudson)

Clarence Gilyard Jr - Conrad McMasters

Clarence Gilyard Jr

(Conrad McMasters)


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Nancy Stafford, Daniel Roebuck and Brynn Thayer all had guest appearances on the show before taking the roles of Michelle, Cliff and Leanne, respectively.

Besides Don Knotts, other former cast members of the "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960) to appear were Aneta Corsaut, Jack Dodson and Betty Lynn.

Ben attended Harvard Law School.

In a couple of flashback episodes that looked at Ben's early career, Andy Griffith played Ben's father.

Conrad was a deputy sheriff before becoming Ben's investigator.

George Peppard made his last TV-appearance on this show. He appeared as Max Morgan in the 8th season, in the episode "The P.I.", first broadcasted on 3 March 1994. Peppard died on 8 May 1994.


Filming locations:

Manteo, North Carolina, USA

Screen Gems Studios - 1223 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA


Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA


Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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