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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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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)  »

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

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£832,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)

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$101,631,272 (USA)
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The name of James Garner's character, Zane Cooper, is taken from novelist Zane Grey and actor Gary Cooper, both of whom worked almost exclusively in the Western genre. See more »

Goofs

In the first few minutes of the film, Mel Gibson says a man smelled of "refried beans." This term was not really in use until the mid-20th Century as the term "refritos" would have been used at the time. See more »

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Angel: Almost got hung once myself. Didn't care for it much.
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A fun-time movie
25 March 2003 | by (Hemet, CA) – See all my reviews

Maverick is just a good time movie with Mel Gibson doing a great job in the title role. James Garner as the elder,who used the name Zane cooper,was flawless, and Jodie Foster played a great part too. It's a great escape movie for 2 hours and filled with just as much comedy as it is with action. A great film to watch-Magictrain


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