A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying... See full summary »
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »
Maverick is recreated from the character James Garner created in the 1950s TV program. Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward, all with a light hearted air. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous, though fake, southern accent as the two both try and enter the game. Written by
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bank robber. Glover's and Mel Gibson's characters appear to almost recognize each other. This is a reference to Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), all of which were also directed by Richard Donner. During their appearance on screen, the Lethal Weapon theme song can be heard, and as Glover departs he says "I'm too old for this shit", a line his character used frequently in the Lethal Weapon series. Gibson and Glover again starred together in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). See more »
in the scene where the Indians approach the wagon train, and Maverick tells them to fire their rifles, they each do so repeatedly, without re-cocking them between each shot. They are using lever-cock rifles. See more »
I've only got one gun, that's 6 bullets. They're six, that's 36 bullets. Maybe they've got two guns, that's 72 bullets, maybe they've got rifles...
No I wasn't.
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Always thought this was great. Makes me laugh no end. When he lets himself go, Mel Gibson is funny, and this pastiche of an almost forgotten TV cowboy show - complete with its original star cast in the main supporting role - is comedy gold. Better yet, this is Jodie Foster's only real brush with the comedy genre and she proves so adept at it that you can't help feeling this route would have been better than Nell and Anna And The King. The ending piles twist upon twist, and it's one of those movies where everyone involved is clearly having such a great time that you do too.
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