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      Season 4 – Matlock

      1989 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 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. Read More Read Less

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      Matlock — Season 4

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 19, 1989 The Hunting Party A retired soldier (Jeff Wincott) attempts to prove his late brother's death was not a hunting accident, but murder. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 19, 1989 The Hunting Party Ben is asked to defend Spencer Hamilton who is accused of the murder of a member of his late brother's hunting party. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 26, 1989 The Good Boy Defending a widow accused of murdering her second husband, Ben suspects her jealous son (Brian Bloom) of the crime. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 10, 1989 The Bestseller A district attorney matches wits with a much-despised author (Tricia O'Neil) after the writer's best friend dies. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 17, 1989 The Ex When Ben and Julie go to Baltimore to defend a case, the prosecuting attorney turns out to be Julie's ex-husband. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 24, 1989 The Clown Ben defends a circus clown accused of killing his partner; Conrad gets trapped in a tiger's cage. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 31, 1989 The Star Ben defends a director accused of killing an aging actress (Anita Morris) during her horror-film death scene. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 7, 1989 The Con Man Ben defends an old friend accused of murdering a stock-market swindler (David Birney). Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 14, 1989 The Prisoner The attorney general asks Ben to vindicate a prison guard of murder charges in a mock trial held by mutinous inmates. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 21, 1989 The Prisoner Ben gets a lesson about life in prison, while Conrad tries to get insider information on the real killer. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 28, 1989 The Fugitive Ben has trouble with the defense of a brash, young client framed for the murder of a wealthy relative. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 12, 1989 The Buddies Ben is surprised to discover that a reopened, 35-year-old murder case reveals familiar suspects. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 19, 1989 The Scrooge Ben defends his Scrooge-like neighbor, who has been framed for the murder of his business partner; Les goes overboard on Christmas gifts. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 2, 1990 The Witness Michelle agrees to defend Ben's pal, framed for murder, until she learns her old law-school friend is also suspect. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 9, 1990 The Student Ben gets involved in the case of a coed (Debbie Barker) accused of murdering her professor lover. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 16, 1990 The Talk Show Ben and Michelle defend a TV producer (Teri Austin) accused of murdering an obnoxious talk-show host. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 23, 1990 The Victim The adulterous wife of a businessman is murdered, and an associate finds himself framed for the crime. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 6, 1990 The Kidnapper Michelle and Conrad search for Ben, who may have been kidnapped by vengeful ex-convicts. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 13, 1990 The Pro A hotheaded professional tennis player (Vincent Van Patten) is accused of murdering his primary rival. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 20, 1990 The Informer Ben (Andy Griffith) defends a difficult lawyer (Richard Masur) who has been charged with murdering a mobster. Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 27, 1990 The Informer Ben treads on thin ice while continuing his defense of a fellow attorney (Richard Masur) framed for murder. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 20, 1990 The D.A. Conrad swings into action to determine who is harassing District Attorney March. Details Episode 23 Aired May 1, 1990 The Blackmailer Ben defends a politician (Peter Haskell) framed for murdering a cartoonist (Ray Buktenica) who knew about his affair. Details Episode 24 Aired May 8, 1990 The Cookie Monster A baker friend (John Hancock) of Ben's is framed for the poisoning death of a rival bakery owner. Details

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      Season Info

      Director
      Harvey Laidman, Robert Scheerer, Leo Penn, Burt Brinckerhoff, Frank Thackery, Christopher Hibler, Tony Mordente
      Screenwriter
      Gerald Sanoff, Anne Collins, David Hoffman, Diana Kopald Marcus, Link Kibbee, Michael Marks, Reed Shelly, Max Eisenberg, Phil Mishkin, Susan Woollen, Joyce Burditt, Michelle Chodos, Leslie Daryl Zerg
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 19, 1989