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
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After the producers decided to cut out the scenes involving The Magician (played by Linda Hunt), some scenes had to be re-shot. Re-shoots were scheduled for the weekend of March 20-21, exactly two months before the movie's premiere. See more »
In the 1.33:1 version during the digitized, recreated opening credits, when Maverick is riding a donkey to the bank while exploring St. Louie, the camera cuts to a man who just about finishing during a male patron. For Randy Newman's 'Music by' credit, it cuts back to the last few seconds of the previous shot before cutting to the start of the next shot. The camera then cuts to the patron leaving in that same shot in-progress. There is no change in the soundscape/score. See more »
Well, they're Indians. They probably just stole the ponies!
Not everybody's like you, Mrs. Bransford.
What is it with you and Indians anyway?
Oh, nothing. I try and shoot one a day, if possible, before noon. How 'bout you, Coop? I figure it's their fault for being on our land before we got here.
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Several unusual cases of overdubbing occur on the TV print to mask swear words. The term "son-of-a-bitch" is overdubbed "snake in the grass". At one point, Maverick says "I worked my hand off..." instead of the original "I worked my ass off..." See more »
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf
[Instrumental version played on piano during riverboat sequence] See more »
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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