The BEST episodes of Matt Houston

Every episode of Matt Houston ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Matt Houston!

A fabulously wealthy Texan moves to California to oversee his family's offshore drilling enterprises but spends most of his time dabbling in his private investigator hobby. He is handsome, lives in a penthouse and flies his own helicopter to and from his investigations. Naturally, he is always surrounded by beautiful women!

Last Updated: 1/23/2023Network:ABC (US)
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Wanted Man
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#1 - Wanted Man

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/1984

Houston is still on the run and is trying to find the one responsible but has no leads. But when he meets a gifted child who tells him to seek out the help of his family. But Houston says he has no family except for his Uncle Roy who is a former member of the CIA.

Directors: James L. Conway
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Cash and Carry
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2 votes

#2 - Cash and Carry

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/23/1984

A thief has second thoughts after stealing a cool $3 million from the mob.

Directors: James L. Conway
Company Secrets
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1 votes

#3 - Company Secrets

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/1985

One of Roy's former intelligence associates tells him that a Russian agent whom they took down years ago and who swore vengeance is back. It's not long after that that the man is killed. So Roy tries to find the agents who helped him before the man gets them all.

Directors: Charlie Picerni
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Breakpoint
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1 votes

#4 - Breakpoint

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/11/1985

A birthday party for Cousin Will turns sour when Matt is informed that he's parked on a roof, ready to jump.

Directors: Peter Crane
Deadly Games
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1 votes

#5 - Deadly Games

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/7/1984

The most dangerous game is revisited when a sporting goods mogul hunts athletes.

Directors: Charlie Picerni
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Escape from Nam (2)
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#6 - Escape from Nam (2)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/1984

The Cambodian warlord who has imprisoned Matt's cousin might be getting a little help from someone close to Matt.

Directors: James L. Conway
Return to Nam (1)
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1 votes

#7 - Return to Nam (1)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/1984

Houston and Roy get information that Roy's son who is an MIA in Vietnam is alive.

Directors: James L. Conway
Eyewitness
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9.67
3 votes

#8 - Eyewitness

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/1984

Accused of being jealous, Matt is reluctantly faced with proving that C.J.'s newscaster boyfriend is a murderer.

Directors: Don Chaffey
The Woman in White
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9.50
2 votes

#9 - The Woman in White

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1983

A former peace officer is jailed and under arrest for murder, but he might not have committed the crime.

Directors: Kim Manners
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Vanished
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2 votes

#10 - Vanished

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/1984

When three children are abducted and one of them is Hoyt's, he and Houston do whatever they have to find her. Eventually they find the man who got them but he claims they're dead. And since Houston and Hoyt didn't exactly go by the book, the man's released. And Hoyt sets out to get him.

Directors: Don Chaffey
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Apostle of Death
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9.50
2 votes

#11 - Apostle of Death

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/1984

Whether it's a religious cult or a commune, Matt must rescue a girl who is being bilked out of a $3 million inheritance by the evangelist leader who plans to murder her after he has gained control of the cash.

Directors: Kim Manners
Writer: Skip Webster
Criss-Cross
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9.33
3 votes

#12 - Criss-Cross

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/27/1984

Lt. Vince Novelli asks Matt to help clear his name when he is framed for stealing drugs.

Directors: Don Chaffey
Writer: Stephen Lord
Blood Ties
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9.33
3 votes

#13 - Blood Ties

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/2/1984

Matt's ailing father becomes the target of psychopath.

Directors: William Crain
Heritage (1)
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2 votes

#14 - Heritage (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/9/1983

While investigating a land scam, Matt finds out a few unnerving things about his family and his past.

Directors: Don Chaffey
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The Outsider
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2 votes

#15 - The Outsider

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/2/1983

Matt sets out to prove that a blind psychic is actually a phony, responsible for several kidnappings and murders.

Directors: Mike Vejar
Target: Miss World
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2 votes

#16 - Target: Miss World

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/23/1983

Matt has to find the connection between the death of Navajo woman and an international beauty contest.

Directors: Cliff Bole
On the Run
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2 votes

#17 - On the Run

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/30/1984

Houston wakes up and calls C.J. who tells him that he has been missing for 30 days. He then discovers that he's the prime suspect in a murder. And when the evidence is overwhelming, he goes on the run to prove his innocence.

Directors: Cliff Bole
Watch Now:Amazon
Stolen
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2 votes

#18 - Stolen

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/21/1984

Matt stumbles upon an illegal adoption ring when a woman hires him to find her kidnapped son.

Directors: Cliff Bole
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Caged
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8.83
6 votes

#19 - Caged

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/1984

Matt sets out to rescue C.J. who has been mistaken for a prostitute and imprisoned after suffering amnesia in a freak car accident.

Directors: Cliff Bole
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The Secret Admirer
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8.67
3 votes

#20 - The Secret Admirer

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/9/1984

While Matt is out of town, C.J. has to deal with the murder of her boyfriend and an obsessed stalker.

Directors: Don Chaffey
The Crying Clown
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3 votes

#21 - The Crying Clown

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/1983

A talented art forger is found murdered, and the clues may rest one of his paintings, which is now missing.

Directors: Charlie Picerni
Deadly Fashion
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8.50
2 votes

#22 - Deadly Fashion

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/1982

When a fashion designer is murdered, the prime suspect is a model who happens to be Houston's ex. She turns to him for help. And he looks at the man's wife, his partner, and a designer.

Directors: Richard Lang
The Hunted
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8.50
4 votes

#23 - The Hunted

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/24/1983

Marquis Duval Sr. kidnaps C.J. and holds her hostage. As ransom, he demands that Houston arrange for his son, whom Houston considers a terrorist, to be released from prison.

Directors: Kim Manners
Death Trap
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8.50
2 votes

#24 - Death Trap

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/18/1985

Matt must rescue C.J. and Roy from small town oil embezzlers.

Directors: Kim Manners
Death Watch
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8.50
2 votes

#25 - Death Watch

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/15/1985

Matt and company investigate a drug ring.

Directors: William Crain
Writer: Robert Earll
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