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The Professor 

Ben's law professor Erskine Tate is arrested for vehicular homicide of postal worker Jim Donaldson but has no recollection of it. Ben suspects Tate's assistant Jim Billings and students Eric Lane and Wesley Wallace, then tries to prove it.

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Dean Hargrove (created by), Donald Ross
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Ben Matlock
Linda Purl ... Charlene Matlock
Kene Holiday ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
Don Porter ... Prof. Erskine Tate
Daniel Davis ... James Billings
James McEachin ... Police Lt. Frank Daniels
Christopher McDonald ... Eric Lane
Michael Durrell ... D.A. Lloyd Burgess
Nicholas Cascone Nicholas Cascone ... Wesley Wallace
Henry G. Sanders ... Pat Gaines
Richard Newton Richard Newton ... Judge Richard Cooksey
Harry Woolf
Jesse Jacobs Jesse Jacobs
Leah Kates Leah Kates ... Ms. Ricci
Larry Turk Larry Turk ... Security Guard

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Storyline

Ben's law professor is arrested on charges of committing vehicular homicide. The man claims to have no recollection of what happened. Ben defends him. Ben suspects the man's assistant and two of his students of being behind the whole thing. He has to figure out why. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Goofs

Just before the witness makes his identification in the line-up, we see the men through the window, and Professor Tate is the fourth from the right. However, a few seconds later the witness identifies Professor Tate and says he's the "second from the right", which he now is. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Matlock: The Vendetta (1989) See more »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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