Maverick (1994) Poster


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MPAA Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and some western action

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman tells a man she is married and then kisses him. She admits she is not married, kisses him again and then leaves.
  • A man removes his shirt in front of a woman so she can clean it.
  • A man and woman kiss in celebration, and the camera lingers on it.

Violence & Gore

  • The film opens on a man being left bound hanging from a noose and sitting on a horse. No blood or gore.
  • Three men attack another man. They fight hand to hand, with many kicks and punches. The single man gets the upper hand, hits them with the butt of a gun, and they run off.
  • A man says he is a gunfighter, but a other man outdraws him and they agree to just play cards.
  • A man tries to rob another man at gun point, but stops another when he is interrupted. It turns out they are friends and it was a joke.
  • A bank is robbed and several men are held at gunpoint. The safe is blown causing a large explosion.
  • A woman smacks a man when he surprises her.
  • A man fights several men, hitting them with a frying pan and punching them. No blood or gore.
  • A man dies and we see the body. No blood or gore.
  • A group of people say they were attacked by native americans and we see a wounded man.
  • A brief shootout occurs between two groups and many shots are fired, but no one is seriously injured. Afterward, the group that lost is tied up and harassed.
  • Several men surprise another man and punch him several times and hold him at gunpoint. He has a bloody nose and passes out.
  • A man is told that he can kill a Native American, and he tries to shoot one with a bow and arrow and a gun but no one is injured.
  • A man punches three men and one gets a bloody lip.
  • At the end of a poker game, a gunfight breaks out and three people are killed. Minimal blood.
  • A man steals a large sum of money and threatens a group of people at gunpoint.
  • Several men sneak up on each other and threaten to shoot each other, but do not. Once, one does try to shoot another man but the gun is empty. The man is punched and has some minor blood on his face.
  • A woman robs two men at gunpoint.


  • "Piss" is said once.
  • "Sh*t" is said seven times.
  • "H*ll" is said used briefly.
  • "D*mn" is used infrequently.
  • Minor name calling throughout.
  • "B*stard" is said 5 times.
  • "Ass" is used comedically.
  • "B*tch" is said 8 times.
  • Two uses of "God".
  • Variations of God are said.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man smokes while playing poker.
  • A scene take place in a saloon where drinks are served. People drink and empty glasses are seen.
  • Champagne is served at a fancy poker tournament.
  • A man holds a cigar in his mouth during a poker game.
  • At a bathhouse, a man smokes a cigar in a bath, another man asks him for one and then they both smoke cigars in separate tubs.
  • A group of men are said to be drunk and act that way.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Maverick almost gets bit by a poisonous snake.
  • A stage coach is out of control a man almost falls off the the coach when he is trying to stop it. The coach almost runs over a cliff and a man is thrown off and hangs from the cliff.
  • A man's life is seemingly in danger most of the film, but the general tone is comedic.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and a woman (very briefly) kiss and then lay on a bed, no nudity, as both "keep their clothes" on for the duration of the scene. Very clean and brief.
  • A woman is implied to look at two men taking baths, and comments an innuendo on them. The men then try not to look at each other.

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