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The Trial: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 18)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Matlock is tapped as a special prosecutor in the murder of a crooked prosecutor, who deliberately lost a case against a toy company. Things heat up when he is murdered.
Dean Hargrove (created by) | Anne Collins (teleplay) | Gerald Sanoff (story) (story editor)
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Updated Feb 19, 1991

Release date
Feb 19, 1991 (United States)


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Andy Griffith
Ben Matlock Ben Matlock   See fewer
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Nancy Stafford
Michelle Thomas Michelle Thomas   See fewer
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Julie Sommars
Julie March (credit only) Julie March (credit only)   See fewer
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Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Conrad McMasters Conrad McMasters   See fewer
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Mike Farrell
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Diana Muldaur
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Carmen Argenziano
Tom O'Hare Tom O'Hare   See fewer
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Ned Bellamy
Jimmy Giles Jimmy Giles   See fewer
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Terry Bozeman
Attorney General Stuart Roberts Attorney General Stuart Roberts   See fewer
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John Carter
A.D.A. Howard Wright A.D.A. Howard Wright   See fewer
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David Froman
Lt. Bob Brooks Lt. Bob Brooks   See fewer
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Marilyn McIntyre
Ginny Wright Ginny Wright   See fewer
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Rick Podell
Glenn Connor Glenn Connor   See fewer
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Thom Sharp
John McLean John McLean   See fewer
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Robert J. Bernard
Maxwell Toys V.P. Maxwell Toys V.P.   See fewer
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Michael Bryan French
Giles' Lawyer Giles' Lawyer   See fewer
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Sean Gavigan
Terry Lasher Terry Lasher   See fewer
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Vince Howard
Detective Savage (as Vincent Howard) Detective Savage (as Vincent Howard)   See fewer
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Beans Morocco
Jim Sullivan Jim Sullivan   See fewer
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Richard Newton
Judge Richard Cooksey Judge Richard Cooksey   See fewer
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Clifton Powell
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.8 / 10 | 52 votes