Matlock/The Court Martial (1)

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The Court Martial (1)
Season 1, Episode 17
Airdate February 17, 1987
Teleplay by Anne Collins
Story by Dean Hargrove,
Joel Steiger
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
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The Court Martial (2)
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The Court Martial (1) is the seventeenth episode of the first season of Matlock.


Guest Starring: Gregg Henry (Capt. Bill Campbell), Phillip Bailey (Pvt. Bobby Thomas), Tony Becker (Pvt. Chris Hughes), Tim Reid (Danny Miller), Richard Green (Ray Walters), Georg Stanford Brown (Maj. Hamilton), Glynn Turman (Maj. Dennis Orlando), Barry Corbin (Col. Steven McRae), Dana Elcar (Hughes), Gary Crosby (Mess Hall Supervisor), Diane Franklin (Nancy Lamont), Robert Mandan (Gen. Connor), Wendy Phillips (Mrs. Campbell), Paul Tuerpe (Sgt. Owens), Steve Kahan (Sgt. Wilson), Michael Gregory (Bar Fighter), Chazz Palminteri (Army Officer), Cliff DeYoung (Lt. Jim Lynch)



Plot Overview

Matlock must play by military court rules when hired to defend a young Army private accused of killing a superior officer and must talk Tyler to enter into the Army with the young man, after the client's father and a general had to go all the way to the pentagon to get their platoon. In the middle of the hearing, the defendant disappears.


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