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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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Poker Player (as Art La Fleur)
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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 (175) »

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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  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,248,545 (USA) (22 May 1994)

Gross:

$101,631,272 (USA)
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Trivia

Corey Feldman claimed in a Yahoo interview, that Richard Donner originally intended for Feldman to play Johnny Hardin, but this was vetoed by Mel Gibson after an audition. Feldman was then given the role of a bank robber instead. See more »

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When Coop and Annabelle are finding out information about Maverick on the ferry, the water wheel behind Annabelle moves at different speeds between shots. See more »

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Zane Cooper: [guns are contraband and Zane catches a couple with a pistol] I'm sorry, ma'am, but these aren't allowed.
Couple with Concealed Guns: Oh, that's my gun!
Zane Cooper: Oh, yours? Well, do you swim?
Couple with Concealed Guns: Swim... uh, no, but she does, and it's her gun!
Zane Cooper: Oh, hers?
Couple with Concealed Guns: Just holding it for her!
Couple with Concealed Guns: I can't believe you!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.146 (2011) 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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A Western That's Really A Pleasing Comedy
24 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A good mix of comedy, drama, suspense and nice scenery all make this a pleasing viewing experience. (Most people watching this leave with a smile on their face.)

This "western" is really a lot more of a comedy, but so was the TV show on which it was based. In the movie, we get some really neat twists at the end, too. Kudos also for including TV's original "Maverick" - James Garner - in this film.

Mel Gibson (the "new" Maverick) and Jodie Foster play off each other well in the leads and Graham Greene has some very funny lines as a supporting player. Alfred Molina, James Coburn, Geoffrey Lewis also shine in supporting performances and it is really fun to see all the cameo appearances in here. Included in there were a couple of old-time western movie stars along with country-western singers, all at a big card game at the end.

Another plus are the two songs during the ending credits. There is rousing C&W rendition of "Amazing Grace" followed by a good Randy Newman song called "Ride Gambler Ride." They are worth sticking around and hearing.

One negative about this film: the message seems to be that cheating, lying and just being a dishonorable person if okay if you can get away with it!! (Only in Hollywood!)


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