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Maverick (1994)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bret Maverick
... Annabelle Bransford
... Marshal Zane Cooper
... Joseph
... Angel
... Commodore Duvall
... Room Clerk
... Matthew Wicker / Eugene, Banker
... The Archduke
... Twitchy, Riverboat Poker Player
... Stuttering
... Old Gambler on Riverboat
... Sweet-Faced Gambler
... Johnny Hardin
... 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 USA:

$17,248,545, 22 May 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,631,272

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,031,272
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The initials of the stagecoach line in the movie are "GMC", a reference to General Motors Corp., whose trucks have been driven by Gibson's character in every "Lethal Weapon" movie. See more »

Goofs

During the runaway coach sequence, the sky repeatedly changes from being overcast and cloudy to clear blue between shots. See more »

Quotes

Annabelle: My, such splendid similarities. Now from the looks of things, I'll have the lady come in with some more hot water.
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Connections

Referenced in Amy Grant: Building the House of Love (1994) See more »

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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(uncredited)
Written by Thomas Moore
[Based on traditional Irish air. Instrumental version played on piano during riverboat sequence]
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A fun-time movie
25 March 2003 | by 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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