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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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Old Gambler on Riverboat
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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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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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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

The role of Marshal Zane Cooper was first offered to Paul Newman, who turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When Maverick wins his first hand after losing for an hour, the first shot of the table shows all of the cards neatly arranged around the chips, while in the next shot from behind Johnny Hardin, they are strewn around in a mess. See more »

Quotes

[an old man walks up to the wagon, and Maverick tries to help him up]
Driver: No, no. I'm the driver.
Maverick: Oh. Are you all right?
Driver: Why does everybody always ask me that?
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References Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) See more »

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Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues
Written by Paul Nelson, Larry Boone and Earl Clark
Performed by Tracy Lawrence
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Simply brilliant
7 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those rare movies you can watch over and over again without getting tired of it. Forget what some people have said about Jodie Foster, she is absolutely perfect as the apparently-dumb-but-smarter-than-she-looks blonde, and the chemistry between her and Mel Gibson is superb. Also perfect are James Garner as the marshal, Graham Greene as the harassed native chief, and Alfred Molina (the Englishman who is so good as an Iranian in Not Without My Daughter and a Cuban in The Perez family) as the "Spaniard". The writing is simply brilliant, one of William Goldman's best - how anyone could describe it as "virtually plotless" just staggers the imagination. The direction and cinematography are superb. A special treat is the Lethal Weapon reprise with Danny Glover.


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