Maverick

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Overview

A gunslinging con man develops a tricky scheme to make a killing at a major poker tournament in this comic Western inspired by the popular television show. Mel Gibson assumes the role of Bret Maverick, the handsome rogue who hopes to cheat his way to success. In need of a large stake to enter a major card competition on a Louisiana steamboat, Maverick decides to take advantage of a few small-town poker players. These include the seemingly sweet Annabelle Bransford Jodie Foster and the intimidating Angel Alfred ...
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Overview

A gunslinging con man develops a tricky scheme to make a killing at a major poker tournament in this comic Western inspired by the popular television show. Mel Gibson assumes the role of Bret Maverick, the handsome rogue who hopes to cheat his way to success. In need of a large stake to enter a major card competition on a Louisiana steamboat, Maverick decides to take advantage of a few small-town poker players. These include the seemingly sweet Annabelle Bransford Jodie Foster and the intimidating Angel Alfred Molina, neither of whom is too happy about their loss. Things become even more complicated for Maverick when the law gets involved, with Marshal Zane Cooper James Garner, who played the role of Maverick in the original television series giving chase. A series of stagecoach chases, complicated cons, and gun battles ensues, with Annabelle and Maverick finding time for plenty of flirtation along the way.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Mel Gibson transplants his winking, nothing-can-go-wrong attitude from the Lethal Weapon movies to this high-energy, tongue-in-cheek update of the classic Western TV series, co-starring James Garner and Jodie Foster. After three previous collaborations, Gibson and Richard Donner are so familiar with one another that Maverick feels effortless, even during its big production numbers and smartly choreographed chase sequences. This is both an endearing quality and a fault of the film. Everyone is having such a good time, and the tone is so light, that even when Gibson is tied up on horseback with a noose around his neck, about to be lynched, he seems to know the situation will have a humorous outcome. The result is a film utterly satisfied with existing as big-budget escapism, whose empty core is beside the point. Beyond Gibson at his most glib and charming, Maverick finds Garner in winning form, serving as the link to the old series, and Foster indulging in surprisingly commercial fare by her standards, to good effect. This cartoon world of gunslingers, whose wit is as quick as their draw, culminates in a grand riverboat poker game, full of double, triple, and quadruple crosses. It's nothing more than a pre-packaged popcorn flick, but it's a reasonably fun one. Maverick was screenwriter William Goldman's first return to the Old West after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • UPC: 883929084739
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 732

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Bret Maverick
Jodie Foster Annabelle Bransford
James Garner Marshal Zane Cooper
Graham Greene Joseph
James Coburn Commodore Duvall
Noah Emmerich
Alfred Molina Angel
Paul Thatcher Smith The Archduke
Geoffrey Lewis Matthew Wicker
Max Perlich Johnny Hardin
Dub Taylor Room Clerk
Robert Fuller Riverboat Poker Player
Doug McClure Riverboat Poker Player
Bert Remsen Riverboat Poker Player
Denver Pyle Old Gambler
Will Hutchins
Clint Black Sweet-Faced Gambler
Waylon Jennings Man With Concealed Gun
Kathy Mattea Woman with Concealed Gun
Courtney Barilla Music Box Girl
Calvin Bartlett Riverboat Poker Player
Richard Blum Riverboat Poker Player
Paul Brinegar Stage Driver
Michael Paul Chan Riverboat Poker Player
Kimberly Cullum Music Box Girl
Henry Darrow Riverboat Poker Player
Jean de Baer Margret Mary
Marion Dougherty
Doc Duhame Unshaven Man
Corey Feldman Bank Robber
Dennis Fimple Stuttering
Jack Garner Porter
Donal Gibson Riverboat Poker Player
Vince Gill Spectator
Danny Glover Bank Robber
J. Mills Goodloe Telegraph Operator
Leo V. Gordon Poker Player
Chuck Hart Riverboat Poker Player
Dan Hedaya Twitchy
Linda Hunt
Hal Ketchum Bank Robber
Margot Kidder Mary Margaret
Art La Fleur Poker Player
Stephen Liska Dealer
John Meier Unshaven Man
Read Morgan Dealer
Frank Orsatti Unshaven Man
Lauren Shuler-Donner Bathhouse Maid
William Smith Riverboat Poker Player
Steve Chambers Unshaven Man
Paul Tuerpé Poker Player
Clint Walker
John R. Woodward Bank Robber
Technical Credits
Richard Donner Director, Producer
Stuart Baird Editor
Tony Brown Production Designer
Tony Brown Production Designer
Alexander B. Collett Associate Producer
John Connor Cinematographer
Bruce Davey Producer
Lisa Dean Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Dorrance Art Director
Marion Dougherty Casting
April Ferry Costumes/Costume Designer
William Goldman Screenwriter
Joseph Hodges Set Decoration/Design
Mike Kelly Editor
Clark King Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Luport Special Effects
Randy Newman Score Composer
Thom Noble Editor
Mic Ridgers Stunts
Thomas Sanders Production Designer
Neil Smith Special Effects
Richard Solomon Co-producer
Bob Stoker Jr. Special Effects
Matt Sweeney Special Effects
Jim Van Wyck Asst. Director, Co-producer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Maverick - Standard
1. End of the Rope [2:58]
2. New Dude [3:37]
3. Poker and Promise [3:41]
4. Fast-Draw Poker [3:37]
5. Game Breaks Up [1:40]
6. Whip Hand [1:51]
7. Poker Humor [1:30]
8. After Hours [5:48]
9. Familiar Faces [3:48]
10. Rainy-Day Stash [2:10]
11. Coming Up Short [1:52]
12. "True Gentleman" [4:17]
13. Personal Payback [1:25]
14. Runaway Stage [3:45]
15. Helping hands [3:33]
16. $30,000 Opportunity [4:50]
17. Squabbling Stalkers [3:37]
18. Straight Shooting [3:37]
19. St. Maverick [1:50]
20. With the Hostiles [5:13]
21. Don't Tease Him [3:50]
22. Hunting "Savage" [4:16]
23. Friends? [2:12]
24. Date with a Noose [3:27]
25. The Lauren Belle [1:48]
26. Archduke's Fine [2:35]
27. Commodore Welcome [4:18]
28. Poker Montage [1:31]
29. Cheaters Overboard [1:59]
30. The Finalists [2:38]
31. Final Countdown [3:02]
32. Beating Deadline [2:04]
33. Holds Her Breath [1:50]
34. Crooked Dealing [2:32]
35. Face Down [5:01]
36. Tables Turned [2:57]
37. The Goodbye Card [2:55]
38. Round Campfire [3:33]
39. Visitor in Bath [1:44]
40. Similarities [1:41]
41. Advice from Pappy [1:39]
Disc #1, Side B -- Maverick - Widescreen
1. End of the Rope [2:58]
2. New Dude [3:37]
3. Poker and Promise [3:41]
4. Fast-Draw Poker [3:37]
5. Game Breaks Up [1:40]
6. Whip Hand [1:51]
7. Poker Humor [1:30]
8. After Hours [5:48]
9. Familiar Faces [3:48]
10. Rainy-Day Stash [2:10]
11. Coming Up Short [1:52]
12. "True Gentleman" [4:17]
13. Personal Payback [1:25]
14. Runaway Stage [3:45]
15. Helping hands [3:33]
16. $30,000 Opportunity [4:50]
17. Squabbling Stalkers [3:37]
18. Straight Shooting [3:37]
19. St. Maverick [1:50]
20. With the Hostiles [5:13]
21. Don't Tease Him [3:50]
22. Hunting "Savage" [4:16]
23. Friends? [2:12]
24. Date with a Noose [3:27]
25. The Lauren Belle [1:48]
26. Archduke's Fine [2:35]
27. Commodore Welcome [4:18]
28. Poker Montage [1:31]
29. Cheaters Overboard [1:59]
30. The Finalists [2:38]
31. Final Countdown [3:02]
32. Beating Deadline [2:04]
33. Holds Her Breath [1:50]
34. Crooked Dealing [2:32]
35. Face Down [5:01]
36. Tables Turned [2:57]
37. The Goodbye Card [2:55]
38. Round Campfire [3:33]
39. Visitor in Bath [1:44]
40. Similarities [1:41]
41. Advice from Pappy [1:39]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Maverick - Standard
   Jump to a Scene
   Gallery
      Cast Profiles
         Mel Gibson - Maverick
         Jodie Foster - Annabelle
         James Garner - Zane Cooper
         Graham Greene - Joseph
         James Coburn - The Commodore
         Alfred Molina - Angel
      The Director's Chair
      The Producer's Chair
      Behind-the-Scenes
      Locations
      Stunts, Large and Small
      Western Heroes
      The Writer's Desk
      The Cinematographer's Lens
   Languages
      Soundtracks
         English
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      Subtitles
         English
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Disc #1, Side B -- Maverick - Widescreen
   Jump to a Scene
   Gallery
      Cast Profiles
         Mel Gibson - Maverick
         Jodie Foster - Annabelle
         James Garner - Zane Cooper
         Graham Greene - Joseph
         James Coburn - The Commodore
         Alfred Molina - Angel
      The Director's Chair
      The Producer's Chair
      Behind-the-Scenes
      Locations
      Stunts, Large and Small
      Western Heroes
      The Writer's Desk
      The Cinematographer's Lens
   Languages
      Soundtracks
         English
         Français
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    funny mel gibson

    if you like mel gibson's movies,you like this one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not just a western! Hilarious!

    This movie is an undiscovered gem! I saw this movie for the first time in a cheap movie theater. I thought it would be a western, but its much more! James Garner & Mel Gibson are hilarious! Jody Foster is an added bonus. The costumes are very impressive. Jody is gorgeous and the men are very handsome! The actors/actress have great comedic timing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Haha

    This is a great and funny movie. Adventurous is another word I could ad here - there is some great actors involved. Everyone is trying to trick everyone else, and try to figure out who is lying to who. If you don't like westerns, watch this, because this movie has little to do with the time period. It's just great fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Who new Mel Gibson could Play poker

    In this charming romantic weastern mel gibson plays bret maverick, a rougish gambler tring to get $3000 along the way he gets into some crazy situations. this is truley a good western.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I DIDN'T KNOW MEL GIBSON WAS THIS FUNNY!!

    This has got to be my favorite Western! The whole cast gave a perfect comic preformance and the gentle, yet clever spoofs from scenes from other famous western were quite rib-tickleing. The only reason I give this comedy 4 stars is because I think it should have been rated PG-13; the sensuality and the language for its PG rating were a bit strong, especially the language;not something I would want anyone under 13 to see. Other wise it was a perfectly charming, hilarious movie experience! My favorite scene is where Maverick(Gibson) has to dress up like an Indian, and Chief Joseph is one of my favorite charaters in the movie. It's a must see!!! Plus it has Mel Gibson in it, so naturally it's a good film. ;-)

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