CTVA US Legal Drama - "Matlock" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/NBC) Season 4 (1989-90) Andy Griffith

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Season 4 (1989-90)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################### Matlock ##################
############## season 4 1989-90 ##############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern
Regular/Recurring Cast:
Clarence Gilyard, Jr. as Conrad McMasters
Steven Anderson as Asst D.A. Hawkins (seasons 3,4,5)

4.1/4.2 [--] Matlock: THE HUNTING PARTY (2hr Feature Length Episode)
19Sep89
Filmed on location in Andy Griffith's home town of Manteo, N.C.
Telepaly by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joel Steiger
d. Robert Sheerer
Guest Cast:
Ryan Bartell.................Jeff Wilcott
Lee Kramer...................Steven Keach
David Channing...............Christopher McDonald
Ernie D'Amato................Casey Biggs
Gordon Lewis.................Fred Dalton Thompson
Sheriff Dalton Parkes........R.G.Armstrong
Della Basnight...............Self
Jack Rose....................Joe Inscoe
Judge Stone..................Lee Lively
Ed Tucker....................Ted Manson
Horton Garrett...............Hartley Silver
Bartender....................Ken Strong
Airport Worker...............Rob Treveiler
Clarence.....................Steve Aronson
Restaurant Customer..........David Austin
Mama.........................Cora Mae Basnight
James Basnight, Jr...........Jimmy Basnight
St. Clair Basnight...........Self
Caroline.....................Page Morrow
Clerk........................Helen Mutsch
Foreman......................George Spence
Preacher.....................Wilton C. Wescott
Matlock braves the wilds of North Carolina to defend a man (Jeff Wilcott) accused of murdering the duck
hunter who "accidentally" shot his brother.

4.3 [--] Matlock: THE GOOD BOY
26Sep89
Written by David Hoffman & Leslie Daryl Zerg d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Bonnie Ritter................Leslie Bevis
Tony Morgan..................Brian Bloom
Evie Malone..................Jennifer Bassey
Cal Ritter...................John Calvin
.............................Lee Kessler
Shirley Taylor...............Norma Donaldson
Harry........................Charles Walker
Partygoer #1.................Susan B.Jurman
Clerk........................Sheldon Kurtz
Fire Marshal.................Joe Sharkey
Attendant #1.................Dane Winters
Attendant #2.................Eugene Williams
When a smooth-talking son frames his mother for the murder of her husband, Matlock has to find a way to
prove the 'good boy' isn't.

4.4 [--] Matlock: THE BEST SELLER
10Oct89
Written by Robert Schlitt d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Cynthia Slayton..............Tricia O'Neil
Phillip Slayton..............Don Galloway
Joanna Morrell...............Wendy Fulton
Evelyn.......................Lora Staley
Asst DA......................Steven Anderson (recurring)
.............................Eileen Barnett
.............................Kathy Garver
Julie opens the book on her own investigation when her friend, the husband of a bestselling author, is
accused of killing a woman with poison supposedly meant for his wife.

4.5 [--] Matlock: THE EX
17Oct89
Written by Diana Kopald Marcus d. Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:
Donald (?March)..............Barry Jenner
Steven Gabriel...............Alan Blumenfeld
Martin Landers...............Ben Piazza
John Brady...................Alan Fudge
Paul McBride.................William O'Leary
.............................Joe George
.............................Bruce Kirby
Jury Foreperson..............Jerry Boyd
Clayton Hood.................Larry Handkin
Editor.......................Ellen Heuer
Clerk........................Charles Noland
Penny........................? Lois De Banzie
Julie makes news when she travels to Baltimore to defend a man charged with murdering a newspaper editor,
and runs into her ex-husband (Barry Jenner), who's prosecuting the case.

4.6 [--] Matlock: THE CLOWN
24Oct89
Written by Link Kibbee d. Leo Penn
Guest Cast:
Homer Fleming................Hy Anzell
Al Tomberg...................Gary Frank
Jim Roper....................John D'Aquino
Shiela Carver................Cec Verrell
Simon Le Simple..............Raye Birk
Asst DA......................Steven Anderson (recurring)
.............................Diane Delano
Judge Arthur Beaumont........Jason Wingreen (recurring)
Ringmaster...................Daniel Chodas
Roustabout...................Dutch Mann
Yolanda......................Tricia Peters
Conrad runs away to join the circus on orders from Matlock, who juggles the defense of a clown accused
of strangling his partner during a center-ring routine.

4.7 [--] Matlock: THE STAR
31Oct89
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove and Joel Steiger
d. Seymour Robbie
Guest Cast:
Noel Bishop..................Dennis Christopher
Catherine McKay..............Anita Morris
Susan McKay..................Yvette Niper
Jack Burns...................Joseph Hacker
Aaron Mitchell...............Allan Arbus
.............................Michael Holden
Jury Foreperson..............Chris Anastasio
Judge Jean Bailey............Isabel Cooley
Actor........................David Kagan
1st Asst Director............Jonathan Zeichner
2nd Asst Director............John Lantz
Matlock isn't afraid of the case against a horror-film director (Dennis Christopher), who's charged with
stabbing his star in an all-too-realistic murder scene.

4.8 [--] Matlock: THE CON MAN
7Nov89
Written by Gerald Sanoff d. Leo Penn
Guest Cast:
Jack McCarthy................David Birney
Madeline Medford.............Patricia Charbonneau
Brian Davis..................James Eckhouse
Kenneth Roberts..............Philip Sterling
Jason Edmunds................John Shearin
Bartender....................Steven Anthony Jones
Landlord.....................Jim Jansen
Michelle tries to con a con man, a suspect in the murder of his partner, who scammed Matlock's client out
of thousands of dollars.

4.09 [--] Matlock: THE PRISONER: Part 1: 14Nov89
4.10 [--] Matlock: THE PRISONER: Part 2: 21Nov89
Teleplay by Gerald Sanoff / Story by Gerald Sanoff & Marvin Kupfer
d. Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:
Lenny Marcus.................David Paymer
Steve Mazarofski.............David Carradine
Tiny.........................Tiny Lister, Jr.
Billy Costello...............Conor O'Farrell
Art Spring...................Daniel Quinn
Val Delaney..................Richard Zobel
Warden Paul Branden..........Jordan Charney
Deacon Holmes................Ron Taylor
.............................Michael Madeiros
.............................Michael Champion
Judge Newman.................John Lehne
Reporter.....................Steve Morris
.............................Terry Boseman
.............................Troy Evans
.............................John Toles-Bey
Red..........................Anthony Charnota
Inmate #2....................Luis Contreras
Ed Harper....................Colin Hamilton
C.J..........................Wilfred Hernandez
Officer #2...................Joe Lerer
Prisoner #1..................James Mastrantonio
Officer #1...................Raymond O'Keefe
Greenwood Guard..............Greg Rusin
Davey Lesser.................Alex Statler
Jerry Stone..................Ji-tu
Bank Guard #2................Jack Yates
Synopsis (pt 1):
Matlock goes behind bars to defend a guard accused of murder in a kangaroo court set up by inmates in
a riot-torn prison.
Synopsis (pt 1):
Matlock stirs things up in stir when he finds the murder weapon, while Conrad tries to unravel the prison
murder plot from outside the walls.

4.11 [--] Matlock: THE FUGITIVE
28Nov89
Written by Reed & Bruce Shelly d. Tony Mordente
Guest Cast:
Drew Carey...................Tim Ryan
Valerie Walsh................Terri Garber
Jonathan Horton..............Kevin McCarthy
Mark Tannen..................Brett Porter
.............................David Tress
Proprietor...................Martin Azarow
Martin Barnett...............Will Gill, Jr.
Secretary....................Mary-Margaret Lewis
Officer......................Paul Lyall
Jury Foreperson..............Roz Witt
Matlock has his hands full with a contentious young client who walks out on his murder trial to conduct
his own investigation.

4.12 [--] Matlock: THE BUDDIES
12Dec89
Written by Phil Mishkin d. Frank Thackery
Guest Cast:
Dr. Lucas Sinclair...........George Coe
Assemblyman Bud Carlson......Hugh Gillin
Pastor James Hubert..........Fritz Weaver
Calvin Stokes................Arnold Johnson
Dep.DA Hudson................Jill Andre
Yound Carlson................Ed Beechner
Hitchhiker...................Beth Black
Asst DA Taft.................Buddy Bryan
Yound Kingsley...............Thomas Robert Burke
Judge Webber.................Isabel Cooley
Carlson's Aide...............Kat Ellis
Ellen Kingsley...............Robin Gordon
Young Hubert.................Girald Hopkins
Young Sinclair...............Stephen McDonough
Piano Player.................Ray Templin
Mr. Morgan...................Ed Williams
Matlock reluctantly sniffs around when his dying friend's wish is for Matlock to find out which one of
their hunting buddies committed a 35-year-old murder.

4.13 [--] Matlock: THE SCROOGE
19Dec89
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Joel Steiger
d. Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:
Sharon Lister................Brooke Bundy
Steven Abbot.................Peter Michael Goetz
Stewart Lister...............Bill Kalmenson
Eldon Williams...............Ron Hale
?Mrs Kathy Williams..........Marie Cadorette
Carl Lister..................Thomas Ryan
Judge Arthur Beaumont........Jason Wingreen (recurring)
Street Kid #1................Tim Eyster
Street Kid #2................Sean Baca
Street Kid #3................Larenz Tate
Forensics....................Mark Cheat
Mo...........................Danny Goldring
Sister Marie.................Dee Dee Michaels
Piano Player.................Ray Templin
Matthew .....................T.J. Evans
Matlock decks the halls of justice, defending the Scroogelike owner of a toy store accused of killing his
business partner after firing the Santa he hired.

4.14 [--] Matlock: THE WITNESS
2Jan90
Written by Susan Woollen d. Tony Mordente
Guest Cast:
Sandra Townsend..............Caitlin Clark
Michael Caliguire............Gene Butler
Jimmy Newton.................Michael Mantell
Ethan Summers................? Patrick St. Esprit
Rick Allen...................? Rob Moran
Det. Bristol.................Brad Blaisdell
Asst DA Hunter...............Henry Brown
Jury Foreperson..............Stephen Borotoy
Donald Newton................Jeames Higgins
Landlord.....................Al Maines
Mr.Morgan....................Mort Sertner
Workman......................Al Pugliese
Matlock hands Michelle her first big case, in which the eyewitness to the crime is a sharp-minded lawyer
--and the real murderer.

4.15 [--] Matlock: THE STUDENT
9Jan90
Teleplay by Gerald Sanoff / Story by Gerald Sanoff & Marvin Kupfer
d. Burt Brinckerhoff
Guest Cast:
Marcie Hanson................Debbie Barker
Paul Knight..................Cameron Thor
J.D. Baker...................Brain Frishman
Mark Carter..................Steve Eckholdt
Ronald Marlow ...............Todd Eric Andrews
Prof. John Gallagher.........Dennis Boutsikaris
Charlie......................Nick de Mauro
Donna........................Dru-anne Perry
Student......................Laura Tate
Judge Arthur Beaumont........Jason Wingreen (recurring)
Continuing education gives Matlock the opportunity of defending a classmate who allegedly killed the professor.

4.16 [--] Matlock: THE TALK SHOW
16Jan90
Written by David Hoffman & Leslie Daryl Zerg d. Robert Sheerer
Guest Cast:
Lisa Bateman.................Teri Austin
Leanne Wilson................Leann Hunley
Judge Marla Cordante.........Kathryn Leigh Scott
Katherine Randolph...........Samantha Egger
Judge Sherman................Peter Bennett
David Cabot..................Conrad Bachmann
Salesclerk...................Patrici Estrin
Store Manager................Peter Kevoian
Editor.......................Daniel Trent
DA Cason.....................Paul Tulley
Dan Galloway.................James Harper
A despised talk show host is axed and Matlock comes to the defense of the producer who is accused of the nasty deed.

4.17 [--] Matlock: THE VICTIM
23Jan90
Written by Michael Marks d. Robert Scheerer
Guest Cast:
Bret Howell..................Guy Boyd
Jackie Estes.................Caitlin O'Heaney
Cathy Gordon.................Patrie Allen
Alex Gordon..................Alan Toy
Man with dog.................Frank Kopyc
Secretary....................Roseanna Christiansen
Janitor......................Ralph Drischell
Maid.........................Montrose Hagins
Grant Estes..................David Mack
Motel Manager................Tom Tarpy
Edward Talbert...............Greg Thirloway
When her lover is accused of her murder, can Matlock prove it was another who is the most unlikely of the bunch?

4.18 [--] Matlock: THE KIDNAPPER
6Feb90
Written by Joyce Burditt d. Frank Thackery
Guest Cast:
Julia McCullough.............Gail O'Grady
Jack Kelly...................David Ciminello
Lt. Bob Brooks...............David Froman (recurring)
Dorothy Smith................Susan Krebs
This is an excuse to use clips from previous episodes. Michelle and Conrad hold the would-be kidnappers attention.

4.19 [--] Matlock: THE PRO
13Feb90
Written by Max Eisenberg d. Burt Brinckerhoff
Guest Cast:
Dave Travis..................Vincent Van Patten
Peter Southcott..............Gary Hudson
Sarah McClain................Cheryl A. Paris
Gil McDevitt.................Jim Calvert
Louis Castillo...............Reiner Schoene
Carl Spivak..................Jon Cedar
Director.....................Michael David Simms
Debbie Travis................Sondre Baker
Man..........................Vincent Dvenges
Herb Bolderun................Laurence Haddon
Engineer.....................John Hostett
Jury Foreman.................Robert Kanner
Victor Tomasio?..............Jason Tomlins
Leslie Matthews..............Peri Gilpin
A tennis pro is convicted of murder and Matlock comes to his aid by sorting out possible alternative culprits.

4.20 [--] Matlock: THE INFORMER: Part 1: 20Feb90
4.21 [--] Matlock: THE INFORMER: Part 2: 27Feb90
Teleplay by Gerald Sanoff / Story by Gerald Sanoff & Sam Rolfe
d. Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:
David O'Malley...............Richard Masur
Sam Chandler.................John Anderson
Vicki Mariani................Roxann Biggs
Jack Renaldi.................Steve Forleo
Angela Page..................Lynn Whitfield
Susan O'Malley...............Katherine Cannon
Jim Steinbach................Robert Gentry
Bobby Boyd...................Joe Dallesandro
Al Brackman..................Scott Marlowe
Renee Thorton................Cherie Currie
Receptionist.................Barbara Deutsch
Hugh Leyton..................Jeremy Roberts
Asst DA Hermanski............Chuck Sloan
Jury Foreperson..............William B. Jackson
Reporter #2..................Grant Moran
Delivery Man.................Danny Oberdeck
Reporter #1..................Virginia Watson
Judge Mary Russell...........Elizabeth Hoffman
Synopsis (pt 1):
A lawyer (Richard Masur) becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his client (John Anderson) after it's
discovered that the man was having an affair with his wife.
Synopsis (pt 2):
Conrad and Angela scurry to catch an informer who they hope will rat on Matlock's murder suspects.

4.22 [--] Matlock: THE D.A.
20Mar90
Written by Diana Kopald Marcus d. Russ Mayberry
Guest Cast:
Nick Beloit..................Gregg Henry
Eli Boward...................Steven Vinovich
Mike Eiseman.................Richard Minchenberg
Manager......................Rocco Sisto
Jury Foreperson..............Judith Zimmer
When Julie is threatened, Matlock and Conrad investigate the ensuing harassment.

4.23 [--] Matlock: THE BLACKMAILER
1May90
Written by Gerald Sanoff d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Ron Winfield.................Mark Joy
Mickey Alder.................Claudia Christian
Sen. Peter Dolan.............Peter Haskell
Sen. David Hopkins...........Wayne Tippit
Sandra Hopkins...............Gwynyth Walsh
Jury Foreperson..............Ruth Peebles
Judge Cooksey................Richard Newton (recurring)
.............................Ray Buktenica
"The Peach Pit", a political cartoon, is not appreciated by a state senator who's reputation is smirched.
He claims this is actually a blackmail scheme.

4.24 [--] Matlock: THE COOKIE MONSTER
8May90
Written by Michele S. Chodos & Bonnie L. DeSouza d. Harvey Laidman
Guest Cast:
Bobby Neil...................John Hancock
Chrissie Dubin...............Alyson Reed
Maggie Shore.................Maryann Plunkett
Donald Ware..................Mark Moses
Katie White..................Lynne Cormack
.............................Raymond Cruz
.............................Craig Shoemaker
.............................Melissa Weber
Newscaster...................Fred Holliday
John Schneider...............Philip Brown
Asst DA Taft.................Buddy Bryan
Baker........................Ralph P. Martin
Worker #1....................Julio Oscar Mechoso
Worker #2....................Timothy Moran
Worker #3....................Ray Glanzmann
Judge Katz...................Everett Greenbaum
A hostile takeover in the kitchen? A controversy develops over the quality of hazel nuts.

################### Matlock ##################
############## End of season 4 ###############
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