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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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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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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:

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

Gross:

$101,631,272 (USA)
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Trivia

Clint Black, the "Sweet Faced Gambler", also sang the song "Good Run Of Bad Luck" on the film's soundtrack. This song plays during the first round of the Poker championship. Ironically, just as the song ends, Black's character is caught cheating, and thrown off the boat. See more »

Goofs

When Marshal Cooper leaves the steamboat after stealing the money, the steamboat is clearly stationary; however when the Commodore comes on deck a few seconds later to shoot at Cooper, the paddle wheel is turning and the steamboat clearly is underway. See more »

Quotes

Zane Cooper: Oh, I suppose somebody ought to say something nice about the deceased.
Annabelle: How do you know he was nice? We don't know anything about him. The only thing he's got in his wallet is a bunch of names of whorehouses.
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Referenced in The Birth of a Queen: Directing a Drag Classic (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues
Written by Paul Nelson, Larry Boone and Earl Clark
Performed by Tracy Lawrence
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Richard Donner sure knows how to make an entertaining movie!
15 October 2004 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

After making entertaining movies such as the "Lethal Weapon" movies, "The Goonies" and "Scrooged", Richard Donner the man behind all those movies, brings us "Maverick", an excellent and fun 'modern' western with a fun story and entertaining characters played by veteran-actors who seemed to have lots of fun working on this movie.

The best thing about "Maverick" is the 'fun' feeling that this movie has. You can tell that the actors worked on this movie with lots of pleasure and fun. Mel Gibson is a wonderful and fun leading man as Bert uhmm I mean Bret Maverick. The cast is filled with many other big names such as: Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene, Alfred Molina, James Coburn, Dan Hedaya, Margot Kidder and Danny Glover in a fun cameo.

The story is really strong and full with fun twists and plenty of comical situations. Yes, "Maverick" is a real fun 'no worries' movie. Truly one of the most underrated movies.

8/10

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