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      Season 5 – Matlock

      1990 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 5

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 18, 1990 The Mother A legal secretary (Shirley Knight) is accused of murdering her boss, who was having an affair with her daughter. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 25, 1990 Nowhere to Turn When the judge presiding over Ben's latest case is found murdered, Ben is accused of the crime. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 25, 1990 Nowhere to Turn When the judge presiding over Ben's latest case is found murdered, Ben is accused of the crime. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 2, 1990 The Madam A madam (Maureen Arthur) is accused of killing a former employee who was blackmailing famous clients. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 9, 1990 The Personal Trainer A roofing contractor (George DiCenzo) is charged with murdering his wife's philandering personal-fitness trainer. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 23, 1990 The Narc A narcotics officer (Titus Welliver) faces charges of murdering a fellow cop to cover up department corruption. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 30, 1990 The Secret Ben defends a gambling blues singer (Ron Taylor) accused of killing his bookmaker. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 6, 1990 The Secret Ben uncovers information about a 15-year-old unsolved killing during his defense of a gambler accused of murder. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 13, 1990 The Brothers A plastic surgeon is charged with the murder of his partner, but evidence later shows the doctor's twin brother may be the culprit. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 20, 1990 The Cover Girl Conrad and his fashion-model girlfriend ask Ben to defend a photographer who is accused of murdering a modeling agent. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 27, 1990 The Biker A movie star's former bodyguard, now a rebellious biker, is the primary suspect in the actor's murder. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 4, 1990 The Broker Julie suspects that a murder and the perpetrator's apparent suicide are really a double homicide and pursues her own investigation. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 11, 1990 The Fighter A boxing champ (Ken Foree) is accused of murdering a journalist (Christopher Allport) who wrote an unfavorable article about him. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 8, 1991 The Critic The composer (Geoffrey Blake) of a Broadway-bound musical is accused of murdering its powerful critic (Tony Jay). Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 15, 1991 The Parents Matlock defends a couple accused of murdering a new mother who changed her mind about giving up her baby for adoption. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 29, 1991 The Man of the Year On his way to a luncheon where he is to be honored as "Man of the Year," Ben and his housekeeper have car trouble, are robbed and then arrested. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 5, 1991 The Arsonist Ben defends a man accused of murdering his business partner during a fight about hiring an arsonist to burn down their failing store. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 12, 1991 The Formula Ben seeks the truth on behalf of a chemist accused of stealing a hair growth formula and murdering its inventor. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 19, 1991 The Trial Newly appointed Special Prosecutor Matlock investigates the murder of an assistant district attorney and finds evidence pointing to members of the legal profession. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 26, 1991 The Trial Special Prosecutor Matlock faces a top defense attorney in his prosecution of two judges and a lawyer. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 26, 1991 The Accident Matlock defends a man charged with killing an ambulance-chasing lawyer who specialized in personal injury claims against a local water-slide park. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 30, 1991 The Celebrity Ben defends a movie-queen turned cosmetics-mogul accused of murdering her former lover to prevent the publication of some revealing photos. Details

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      Season Info

      Christopher Hibler, Robert Scheerer, Leo Penn, Burt Brinckerhoff, Robert Sheerer, Harvey Laidman
      Gerald Sanoff, Michael Marks, Dean Hargrove, Phil Mishkin, Diana Kopald Marcus, Reed Shelly, Max Eisenberg, David Hoffman, Lincoln Kibbee, Jim McGrath, Anne Collins, Joel Steiger, Leslie Daryl Zerg, Bruce Shelly
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 18, 1990