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Maverick (1994)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  20 May 1994 (USA)
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

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Storyline

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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The greatest gambler in the West has finally met his match. 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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£832,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)

Gross:

£6,123,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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The steamship "Lauren Belle" is named for Lauren Shuler Donner, wife of director Richard Donner. She also appears in the movie as the bathhouse maid. James Garner's character calls her "Mrs. D" as she is leaving. See more »

Goofs

There are several problems with the final (set-up) hand of the tournament. The dealer switches out the shuffled deck with the stacked deck containing the set up hands. Firstly, this move is far too obvious to work - just about everyone's attention would be focused on the dealer at this point. As he deals out the hands, the point is to make Maverick and the Commodore think they have the best hand while really letting Angel have the best hand. When dealing the cards to Angel, the dealer deals from the bottom of the deck. That is the second issue - if the deck is stacked why risk being caught dealing from the bottom of the deck? Why not just have him put the correct cards on the top? Third, if the cheat had gone according to plan, Maverick would have had a hand that likely wouldn't have allowed him to call Angel's all-in bet. Instead of a missed royal flush draw, it would make more sense to give him a hand similar to the Commodore's four-of-a-kind, so he'd be likely to call Angel's bet. Similarly, it makes no sense to give him a hand that even had a potential to beat Angel's straight flush. And finally, if they did give Maverick a royal flush draw, why wouldn't they have just stacked the deck so it wasn't possible for Maverick to win under any circumstances? For instance, just have the Ace and 9 of spades, Maverick's only two outs, dealt as burn cards, or perhaps to the Commodore. Instead they chose to stack the deck but gave Maverick outs, and didn't plan far enough ahead to not have one of those two outs sitting as the next card on the deck. See more »

Quotes

Angel: [after everyone says Maverick paid them to get knocked down] You boys should have seen me first. I'd have let you fall down for free!
[Picks up pan and starts hitting everyone]
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Ride Gambler Ride
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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Really Entertainment
2 August 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I Recently saw this film for the second time and the film is really amusing.

Mel Gibson plays his roll terrific and the film has a great number of unexpected developments.

The film is really enjoyable and i think the nomination for the Oscar is justified.

I think that the majority of people agree with me on this and that this film has become a classic over the years.

The story is surprising and unexpected developments,the action and humor make it that this film has become such a great popularity.


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