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The New Maverick (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Western  |  3 September 1978 (USA)
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Gambling brothers Bret (James Garner) and Bart Maverick (Jack Kelly) are, as usual, hot on the trail of a fast buck when they find themselves partnered with the eager-but-inexperienced Ben ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Charles Frank ...
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Nell McGarahan, Crupper's Maid / Vinnie's Accomplice
Judge Austin Crupper, President 1st National Bank of Deming Texas
'Poker' Alice Ivers
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Vinnie Smith, Train Robber hired by Crupper
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Helen Page Camp ...
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Graham Jarvis ...
Undertaker Lambert
Vanders the Las Vegas Hotel Desk Clerk
B.J. Vinnie's Henchman


Gambling brothers Bret (James Garner) and Bart Maverick (Jack Kelly) are, as usual, hot on the trail of a fast buck when they find themselves partnered with the eager-but-inexperienced Ben Maverick (Charles Frank, son of their British-born cousin, Beau Maverick. Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

3 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rückkehr der Mavericks  »

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[Brett Maverick looks at tombstone which reads "Bart Maveric/Shot Dead/1880"]
Brett Maverick: There's a "k". Maverick is spelled "ck". Couldn't you put something else there?
Gravedigger: I put what I known. His name, he's dead, it's 1880.
Brett Maverick: I can give you the year of his birth.
Gravedigger: He's past counting birthdays.
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Not too bad...but not that good.
17 August 2005 | by (southwestern Arizona) – See all my reviews

Charles Frank, who plays the "new Maverick" rides into town. He's a young dashing man just like his two uncles. The three set out to capture the train robbers and return the gold for the reward. Garner, of course, always does a great job as Bret Maverick and when one thinks of "Maverick" they think of James Garner. Jack Kelly is back as his brother Bart and again does another good job. Susaan Blanchard plays the young love object in the movie and she is definitely a pretty woman which any young man would enjoy courting with the one exception of a "fiesty tongue." Which appeals to the new Maverick and he never lets it get him down as he goes after her. One of the funniest, in my view, scenes is when Bret Maverick has to borrow some money so he can play Poker Alice (played by a charming and beautiful Susan Sullivan). Imagine a professional gambler having to borrow money to play a hand...LOL Anyway, I would watch the movie again and would recommend it to those who for years enjoyed Maverick.

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