Mathnet (1987–1992)

The Trial of George Frankly 

A bank is robbed and surveillance video implicates George Frankly! Can mathematics prove George's innocence?


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Episode credited cast:
Beverly Leech ... Sgt. Kate Monday
Joe Howard ... Officer George Frankly
Mary Watson Mary Watson ... Debbie Williams
James Earl Jones ... Chief Thad Green
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Grace ... Bailiff
James Karen ... Prosecutor
Marvin Katzoff Marvin Katzoff ... Oren Terwilliger
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Wiley Monger / Jake Karamazov
Sheila Rogers Sheila Rogers ... Mrs. Mae Schwamb
Jim Thurman Jim Thurman ... Crusty
Gene R. Wallace Gene R. Wallace ... Desmond Ratcellar (as Gene Wallace)
William Windom ... Judge Herman Hoffman


A bank is robbed and surveillance video implicates George Frankly! Can mathematics prove George's innocence?

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Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The con men are called "The Brothers Karamazov" which is the title of a Fyodor Dostoevsky novel. The idea that there is another man who looks just like George, suggests another Dostoevsky title: "The Double." See more »


At the garage, George Frankly's bill misspells his last name as "Frankley". See more »


[George has been proven innocent of bank robbery. Kate shakes hands with George]
Sgt. Kate Monday: Partner, justice has won out.
[Debbie shakes hands with George]
Debbie Williams: Congratulations, George. We all knew you were innocent.
Officer George Earnest Frankly: Thanks, everybody.
[Chief Thad Greene shakes hands with George]
Chief Thad Green: One thing, George. Next time you take a vacation, do me a favour.
Officer George Earnest Frankly: Yes, Chief?
Chief Thad Green: Take a witness along with you.
[They all laugh, as Kate and George high five]
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References The Brothers Karamazov (1958) See more »

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