Warner Bros. Released 1994



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Richard Donner

Based on the 1950's TV series which starred James Garner.. Maverick, is a gambler who has had a string of bad luck, while trying to raise money to get into a big poker tournament. Annabelle Bransford, a con woman and gambler, is also trying to get enough money to get into the big game. Marshal Zane Cooper is also part of the story and is not the lawman that he represents himself as. After many cons, switch backs, and outright stealing they all make it to the tournament. Once the poker tournament starts the excitement builds to see who wins the tournament, and who ends up with the money. There are cameos by country singers and other big stars, that keep you guessing who you will see next, and what surprises you will experience.


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    Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibson

    Bret Maverick

    Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster

    Annabelle Bransford

    James Garner

    James Garner

    Marshal Zane Cooper

    James Coburn

    James Coburn

    Commodore Duvall

    Geoffrey Lewis

    Geoffrey Lewis

    Matthew Wicker/Eugene, Banker

    Dan Hedaya

    Dan Hedaya

    Twitchy, Riverboat Poker Player

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      • Production budget - $75,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $101,631,272 (12th)
        Worldwide Gross - $183,031,272 (15th)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $198,399,804
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $357,305,067

      • Other production companies:
        Donner / Shuler-Donner Productions
        Icon Entertainment International

      • Taglines:
        1. The greatest gambler in the West has finally met his match.
        2. In their hands, a deck of cards was the only thing more dangerous than a gun.

      • Filming locations include:
        Beacon Rock, Columbia River Gorge, Washington
        Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
        El Mirage Dry Lake, California
        Glen Canyon, Utah
        Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
        Lake Powell, Arizona
        Burbank, California
        Leidig Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California
        Lone Pine, California
        Page, Arizona
        Washburn Point, Yosemite National Park, California

      • Music:
        Ride Gambler Ride
        Written and Performed by Randy Newman
        Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues
        Written by Paul Nelson, Larry Boone and Earl Clark
        Performed by Tracy Lawrence
        You Don't Mess Around With Me
        Written and Performed by Waylon Jennings
        Amazing Grace
        Performed by John Anderson, Randy Archer, Clint Black, Suzy Bogguss, Gary Chapman,
        Billy Dean, Radney Foster, James Garner, Mel Gibson, Amy Grant, Noel Haggard, Faith Hill, Waylon Jennings, Hal Ketchum, Tracy Lawrence, Kathy Mattea, Reba McEntire, Jon Michael Montgomery, Michael Omartian, Johnny Park, Eddie Rabbit, Restless Heart, Ricky Van Shelton, Danny Shirley, Larry Stewart, Joy White and Tammy Wynette

      • Academy Award Nominations:
        1. Costume Design

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