Matlock (1986–1995)
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The Hucksters 

An unscrupulous head of a pyramid scheme selling face cream, dies during a stage infomercial interview. One of the salespeople he swindled, Hal, is blamed for the murder. Ben takes the case despite Hal's lack of funds.

Director:

Charles S. Dubin

Writers:

Dean Hargrove (created by), Phil Mishkin (teleplay) (as Philip Mishkin) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Ben Matlock
Nancy Stafford ... Michelle Thomas
Kari Lizer ... Cassie Phillips (credit only)
Kene Holiday ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
Beth Broderick ... Jane Barnes
Dann Florek ... Ken Pritchard
Michael Flynn ... Don Ridgely
Robert Lesser ... Robert Ullman
James A. Watson Jr. ... Stephen Spector
Rob Wininger Rob Wininger ... Hal Simpson
Marla Adams ... Roselle
Nick DeMauro Nick DeMauro ... Charlie (as Nick De Mauro)
Heidi Kozak Haddad ... Alice Wierman (as Heidi Kozak)
Lucille Meredith ... Judge Irene Sawyer
Stephanie Shroyer Stephanie Shroyer ... Cathy Wolfe
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Storyline

An unscrupulous head of a pyramid scheme selling face cream, dies during a stage infomercial interview. One of the salespeople he swindled, Hal, is blamed for the murder. Ben takes the case despite Hal's lack of funds.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three endings were filmed, each revealing a different character as the actual murderer. When the episode aired on NBC-TV on 16 February 1988, viewers were given the opportunity to call a 900 toll number and vote for the killer. See more »

Alternate Versions

All three endings, each featuring a different character exposed as the murderer, are available on the DVD. See more »

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