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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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Room Clerk
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Twitchy, Riverboat Poker Player
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Stuttering
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Old Gambler on Riverboat
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Sweet-Faced Gambler
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Johnny Hardin
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Poker Player (as Art La Fleur)
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,248,545, 22 May 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,631,272

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,031,272
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bret keeps a $100 bill pinned to the inside of his coat pocket for emergencies. In the television series, Bret kept a $1000 bill pinned to the inside of his coat for emergencies. See more »

Goofs

When Maverick begins babbling "I can't believe I pulled that card" his lips are not moving. See more »

Quotes

Maverick: So, are you gonna miss me?
Annabelle: Are you gonna miss me?
Maverick: You are gonna miss me.
Annabelle: how do you know that?
Annabelle: I was not... maybe I was.
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Connections

Referenced in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) See more »

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Ride Gambler Ride
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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Lots of fun
16 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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