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Directed by Richard Donner, and written by William Goldman, "Maverick" (also known as "Maverick - Den Colt am Gürtel, ein As im Ärmel") is an Adventure/Comedy/Western film, released on May 20 of 1994 in the USA . Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster are starring, alongside James Garner, Graham Greene, Alfred Molina and James Coburn.

The greatest gambler in the West has finally met his match.

Who directed "Maverick":

Maverick was directed by Richard Donner, an American producer, director, and actor.

Before Maverick, Richard Donner had directed Lethal Weapon 3, released in 1992, Radio Flyer (1992), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Scrooged (1988), Lethal Weapon (1987), and The Goonies (1985). Since, he directed Assassins, released in 1995, Conspiracy Theory (1997), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Timeline (2003), 16 Blocks (2006).

What was the release date of "Maverick":

Maverick was initally released in the United States on Friday, May 20, 1994. Also released on this day was Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (dir. Gus Van Sant). This was twenty-five (25) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, July 15, 1994 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, August 03, 1994 in France and on Thursday, June 30, 1994 in Germany.

What is the cast of "Maverick":

At the casting of Maverick we find Mel Gibson, previously seen in The Man Without a Face (1993) and Forever Young (1992); Jodie Foster (Shadows and Fog (1992), Little Man Tate (1991)); James Garner (Fire in the Sky (1993), Tank (1984)) [ more... ]

  • Jean De Baer and Mel Gibson, Geoffrey Lewis also appeared together in The Man Without a Face, released in 1993.
  • Paul Tuerpe and Mel Gibson also appeared together in Lethal Weapon 4, released in 1998.
  • Paul Tuerpe and Mel Gibson have both also be seen in Conspiracy Theory, released in 1997.
  • Mel Gibson and Paul Tuerpe also appeared in Lethal Weapon 2, released in 1989.

What is the Storyline of "Maverick":

The story, set in the American Old West, is a first-person account by a wisecracking gambler Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson), of his misadventures on the way to a major five-card draw poker tournament. Besides wanting to win the poker championship for the money, he also wants to prove, once and for all, that he is "the best". However, complications keep getting in the way.

Maverick rides into the fictional town of Crystal River intending to collect money owed to him, as he is $3,000 short of the poker [...]

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