Matlock/The Rat Pack

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The Rat Pack
Season 1, Episode 14
Airdate January 20, 1987
Teleplay by Anne Collins
Story by Dean Hargrove &
Joel Steiger
Directed by Nick Sgarro
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The Rat Pack is the fourteenth episode of the first season of Matlock.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Ben Matlock), Linda Purl (Charlene Matlock) (credit only)

and Kene Holliday (Tyler Hudson)

Guest Stars: Timothy Busfield (Adam Gardner), Jimmy Baio (Mark Williams), Herbert Edelman (Arthur Rydell), Gary Grubbs (Reverend Sweet), William Bogert (James Wallingford), Shawn Weatherly (Deborah O'Keefe), Gregory Itzin (Carl Richards), Jack Rader (L.A. Lawyer), Rex Ryon (Sweet's Man), James A. Watson Jr. (Assistant D.A.)

Special Guest Star: Desi Arnaz Jr. (Michael Porter)

and Greg Evigan (Josh Sinclair)

Co-Starring: James V. Christy (Jimmy), Kevin Haley (), Elven Havard (), James Ingersoll (), Gretchen Palmer (), Louise Shaffer (Elinor), Erwin Fuller (), Rick Goldman ()


Plot Overview

A young millionaire accused of killing his girlfriend hires Matlock to defend him, then becomes upset when Ben suspects that one of his three close friends could be the real killer.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments