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

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

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Opening Weekend:

£832,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)

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£6,123,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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Vilmos Zsigmond:  The cinematographer appears as landscape painter Albert Bierstadt. See more »

Goofs

In the first steamboat scene, while first traveling to the poker event, there is banter between Maverick and the other two main characters. The port steamboat paddle wheel is visible. Between supposedly continual shots, the wheels speed changes dramatically from very slow to quite fast. It happens several times. See more »

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Maverick: From the moment I slapped eyes on this hombre, I smelled trouble. And re-fried beans.
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Rip-roarin' fun!
16 July 2003 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I laughed throughout this movie. Mel Gibson still managed to stay suave and handsome as usual even though his character is supposed to be "bumbling." He and Jodie Foster had amazing chemistry. I enjoyed Danny Glover's cameo and reference to the "Lethal Weapon" movies. And James Garner, the original Maverick, was a delight. The movie had a bunch of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. (Mel's bathtub scene helped, too.)


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