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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£832,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)

Gross:

$101,631,272 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dub Taylor, for whom this was the final film before his death, has a brief cameo during the initial poker scene. He also was a poker dealer in a short scene in The Cincinnati Kid (1965). See more »

Goofs

On the ferry, Coop takes Annabelle's umbrella and helps her onto the stage. In the next shot, the umbrella has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Mary Margret: [counting money for Maverick] 2,500 2,600 2,800...
Annabelle: [interrupts] 2,700.
Mary Margret: Are you sure?
Annabelle: Oh, I'm sure
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References Maverick: Greenbacks, Unlimited (1960) See more »

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I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
(uncredited)
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf
[Instrumental version played on piano during riverboat sequence]
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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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