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Maverick (1994)

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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poker | gambler | tournament | debt | con | See All (173) »

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In their hands, a deck of cards was the only thing more dangerous than a gun. See more »


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Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and some western action | See all certifications »

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20 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maverick - Den Colt am Gürtel, ein As im Ärmel  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£832,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)

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$101,631,272 (USA)
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Mel Gibson assumes the title character originated by co-star James Garner in Maverick (1957) and a slew of miscellaneous episodes from related TV series. See more »

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When Marshal Cooper leaves the steamboat after stealing the money, the steamboat is clearly stationary; however when the Commodore comes on deck a few seconds later to shoot at Cooper, the paddle wheel is turning and the steamboat clearly is underway. See more »

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Maverick: I don't know why I kept the rest of the money in the satchel, though.
Zane Cooper: I do.
Maverick: So do I. Sure will be a whole lot of fun getting it back.
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Follows Maverick (1957) See more »

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I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
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Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf
[Instrumental version played on piano during riverboat sequence]
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Vastly underrated, charming movie
31 December 2001 | by (Minnesooooooooota) – See all my reviews

As a kid, I used to watch reruns of the original "Maverick" -- and so I looked forward to seeing this one when it came out in the theaters. I was NOT disappointed! Mel Gibson's Maverick is a bit more goofy than James Garner's, but is every bit as charming, sly, and entertaining. A number of excellent cameos provide some comic relief, especially Danny Glover near the beginning of the movie. But by far the best casting is reserved for the original Maverick, James Garner, who is cast in a featured role, and who has surprises in store for darn near everyone. Most movies remade from old TV series ignore the stars that made them popular enough to BE remade -- kudos to the producers of this film, who apparently know better.

Other roles are filled capably; the biggest surprise for me was Jodie Foster, whom I normally dislike on screen. She is very impressive in a rare comedic role, and thankfully discards her repetoire of facial tics for a much more natural performance here. The plot is kept pretty simple until near the end -- and the end has a great twist, which I won't divulge. Suffice it to say that your time will be well spent, and you'll want to revisit Maverick country more than once.


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