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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.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Roy Huggins (television series Maverick), William Goldman
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Bret Maverick
Jodie Foster ... Annabelle Bransford
James Garner ... Marshal Zane Cooper
Graham Greene ... Joseph
Alfred Molina ... Angel
James Coburn ... Commodore Duvall
Dub Taylor ... Room Clerk
Geoffrey Lewis ... Matthew Wicker / Eugene, Banker
Paul L. Smith ... The Archduke
Dan Hedaya ... Twitchy, Riverboat Poker Player
Dennis Fimple ... Stuttering
Denver Pyle ... Old Gambler on Riverboat
Clint Black ... Sweet-Faced Gambler
Max Perlich ... Johnny Hardin
Art LaFleur ... 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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In their hands, a deck of cards was the only thing more dangerous than a gun. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and some western action | See all certifications »

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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

The playing cards used at the tournament have rounded corners as modern decks do instead of the period correct sharp corners See more »

Quotes

Zane Cooper: [guns are contraband and Zane catches a couple with a pistol] I'm sorry, ma'am, but these aren't allowed.
Couple with Concealed Guns: Oh, that's my gun!
Zane Cooper: Oh, yours? Well, do you swim?
Couple with Concealed Guns: Swim... uh, no, but she does, and it's her gun!
Zane Cooper: Oh, hers?
Couple with Concealed Guns: Just holding it for her!
Couple with Concealed Guns: I can't believe you!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Featured in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

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You Don't Mess Around With Me
Written and Performed by Waylon Jennings
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Richard Donner sure knows how to make an entertaining movie!
15 October 2004 | by Boba_Fett1138See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lee's Ferry, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,248,545, 22 May 1994

Gross USA:

$101,631,272

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,031,272
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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