Matlock/The Assassination

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The Assassination
Season 6, Episode 21
Airdate May 8, 1992
Teleplay by Anne Collins
Story by Gerald Sanoff &
Joel Steiger
Directed by Christopher Hibler
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The Assassination is the twenty-first and twenty-second episodes of the sixth season of Matlock, and the one hundred thirty-fourth and one hundred thirty-fifth episodes overall.

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

and Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (Conrad McMasters)

Special Guest Star: Brynn Thayer (Leanne McIntyre)

Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): Rene Auberjonois (Leo Brodsky), Michael Bowen (Jay Reynolds), Marta Du Bois (Ava Brodsky), David Froman (Lt. Bob Brooks), Scott Hoxby (Dave Peters), Eddie Jones (Chief Colin Young), Jeff Osterhage (Matt Greenwood), Kristoffer Tabori (Judge Arthur Eller)

Diane Behrens (Ms. Lumax), David Cromwell (St. Luke's Hospital Director), Burr De Benning (Mayor Jeffries), Neil Giuntoli (Judd Taylor), Wayne Grace (Dwight Hutchinson), Suzanne Kent (Mona Hutchinson), Casey Peterson (Edward Price), Daniel Roebuck (ADA Sadowsky), Jason Schombing (Dave Peter's Roommate), Barbara Whinnery (Hairdresser)

Special Appearance by: Don Knotts (Les Calhoun)

Co-Starring: Bretly W.R. Baughn (Jury Foreperson #1), Michael Cannizzo (Officer), John Petlock (Curtis Bartholomew), James Tartan (Judge #1), Daniel Trent (Dale Lambert), Debora Wait (Jury Foreperson #2), Gregory White (Private Investigator), Ann Walker (Landlady), Karon Wright (Secretary), Alexander Zale (Judge #2)


Plot Overview

Matlock's recently divorced daughter, Leanne McIntyre, takes the case with her father, after the mayor was assassinated. The case goes the other way around when the judge is accused, and Matlock and Leanne have to work out their relationship together.

Matlock, Conrad and Leanne try to release Eller's name of murder.


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