Matlock (1986–1995)
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The Convict 

A former client of Ben has spent seven years in prison for murder, then he gets a parole but, still in prison, kills a fellow inmate in self-defense. Ben again defends the same client, and he figures out what happened in the previous case.

Director:

Daniel Haller (as Dan Haller)

Writers:

Dean Hargrove (created by), Marvin Kupfer

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Ben Matlock
Linda Purl ... Charlene Matlock
Kene Holiday ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
Robert Walden ... Roger Bundy
Lee Purcell ... Andrea Colter
Robert Pine ... Sam Dolan
Nick Cassavetes ... Foley
Robin Thomas ... Prosecutor Burton Hawkins
David Froman David Froman ... Lt. Bob Brooks
James Lemp ... Wayne Lashley (as Erik Stern)
Arnold F. Turner Arnold F. Turner ... Officer Green (as Arnold Turner)
David L. Lander ... Eli Walsh
Larry Wilcox ... Lester Matthews
Lucille Meredith ... Judge Irene Sawyer
Charles Young Charles Young ... Convict
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Storyline

A jury found a man, Les, guilty of murdering a friend, who had been also one of his business partners and one of his best buddies from Vietnam. Ben defended Les but lost. Seven years later Les receives a parole, but, before he leaves the prison, a fellow inmate attacks him with a knife; during the ensuing scuffle Les fatally stabs the assailant in self-defense. Ben then not only represents Les against the charge of the second death but also figures out what happened in the previous case. Written by DocRushing

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Guest stars Robert Pine and Larry Wilcox starred together in the series Chips. See more »

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