Maverick (1994)

RICHARD DONNER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1994.  , , , .  Screenplay by , based on the television series by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Richard Donner.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Rollicking adventure adapts the popular television show that starred James Garner.    amply takes over the lead role of the charming gangster who is trying to work his way towards a major poker competition in the Wild West. He has a few setbacks, mostly in the form of a sherriff  (Garner) who follows his every lawless step, and a gorgeous con artist (Jodie Foster) who might be out to steal his heart or his wallet–or maybe both! Great action scenes pop up in the wonderful script that is peppered with delightful dialogue and situations.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Costume Design

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