Maverick

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, and the two try and enter the game.

Directed by: Richard Donner
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western,
Production Company: Icon Entertainment International, Warner Bros. Pictures,

Maverick - In their hands, a deck of cards was the only thing more dangerous than a gun. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 20-05-1994
  • Runtime: 127 Minutes
  • Popularity: 10.76
  • Vote Count: 1,046
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8
  • Budget: USD 75,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 183,031,272
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Mel Gibson - Azwaad Movie Database Mel Gibson Bret Maverick
Jodie Foster - Azwaad Movie Database Jodie Foster Annabelle Bransford
James Garner - Azwaad Movie Database James Garner Marshal Zane Cooper
Graham Greene - Azwaad Movie Database Graham Greene Joseph
Alfred Molina - Azwaad Movie Database Alfred Molina Angel
James Coburn - Azwaad Movie Database James Coburn Commodore Duvall
Dub Taylor - Azwaad Movie Database Dub Taylor Room Clerk
Geoffrey Lewis - Azwaad Movie Database Geoffrey Lewis Matthew Wicker / Eugene, Banker
Paul L. Smith - Azwaad Movie Database Paul L. Smith The Archduke
Dan Hedaya - Azwaad Movie Database Dan Hedaya Twitchy, Riverboat Poker Player
Photo Name Department
William Goldman-Writing William Goldman Writing (Author)
Bruce Davey-Production Bruce Davey Production (Producer)
Stuart Baird-Editing Stuart Baird Editing (Editor)
Richard Donner-Directing Richard Donner Directing (Director)
Richard Donner-Production Richard Donner Production (Producer)
Randy Newman-Sound Randy Newman Sound (Original Music Composer)
Vilmos Zsigmond-Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Camera (Director of Photography)
Roy Huggins-Writing Roy Huggins Writing (Author)
Michael Kelly-Editing Michael Kelly Editing (Editor)

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John Chard

From the moment I slapped eyes on this hombre, I smelled trouble. And re-fried beans. Maverick is directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman. It stars Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and James Garner, with support coming from Alfred Molina, Graham Greene and James Coburn. The music is scored by Randy Newman and Vilmos Zsigmond is on photography. It's based on the 1950s television series of the same name and the plot finds Gibson as Maverick and follows his attempt to take his place in a major five-card draw poker tournament. With Foster and Garner in tow, there's plenty of adventures and misadventures along the way. After Costner's Dances With Wolves and Eastwood's Unforgiven had reignited interest in the Western genre in the 90s, Richard Donner and his team felt the time was right to unleash a light hearted Western on the mainstream audience. Timing was important, as was the casting, but Maverick is the sort of family friendly fun that could in truth be released at any time in any decade and still be a hit at the box office. It's not particularly clever in narrative or themes, but with its blending of action, romance and comedy seamlessly coming together as a whole, Maverick is practically hard to dislike. Even the cast seem to be having a real good time, with Gibson smooth and roguish, Foster dainty yet spunky and Garner (the original Maverick from the TV show) offering up a sort of stoic maturity over proceedings; with all three playing the comedy with ease (how great it is to see Foster in such a role). Donner and Goldman have also shown respect to both the TV show and the Western in general (check out those lovely landscapes), while it's always fun to play spot the numerous stars in the cameos. Harmless fluff, then, but always watchable and never once over reaching itself by trying to be something it's not. 7.5/10

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