Courtroom drama about a cagey Atlanta defense attorney with a down-home demeanor and uptown strategy. Many of the Harvard-educated lawyer's cases were on the sensational side and often decided by `Perry Mason'-like last-minute revelations on the witness stand. The stories were hardly intricate, but this proved to be Andy Griffith's second monster hit, a (more…)
First Aired: November 14, 1989
Part 1 of two. Matlock goes behind bars to defend a guard accused of murder in a kangaroo court set up by inmates in a riot-torn prison. Lenny Marcus: David Paymer. Steve Mazarofski: David Carradine. Tiny: Tiny Lister Jr. Matlock: Andy Griffith.