Matlock/The Fugitive

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The Fugitive
Season 4, Episode 11
Airdate November 28, 1989
Written by Reed Shelly &
Bruce Shelly
Directed by Tony Mordente
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The Fugitive is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of Matlock, and the seventy-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Ben Matlock), Nancy Stafford (Michelle Thomas) (credit only), Julie Sommars (Julie March)

and Clarence Gilyard, Jr. Conrad McMasters) (credit only)

Special Guest Star: Kevin McCarthy (Jonathan Horton)

Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): David Froman (Lt. Bob Brooks), Terri Garber (Valerie Walsh), Brett Porter (Mark Tannen), Tim Ryan (Drew Carey), David Tress (Edwin Walsh)

Special Appearance by: Don Knotts (Les Calhoun)

Co-Starring: Martin Azarow (Proprietor), Will Gill, Jr. (Martin Barnett), Mary-Margaret Lewis (Secretary), Paul Lyell (Officer), Lucille Meredith (Judge Sawyer), Roz Witt (Jury Foreperson)


Plot Overview

Feeling that he's losing the case, Matlock's client, a young man accused of murdering his rich uncle, bolts from the courtroom and becomes a fugitive. Despite Matlock winning the case, Judge Irene Sawyer would recommend, Drew Carey, an indefinite community service, due to fits of rage, both inside and outside the court.


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