W: William Goldman [based on the television series
created by Roy Huggins]
DP: Vilmos Zsigmond
Mus: Randy Newman
PD: Tom Sanders
Cos: April Ferry
Mel Gibson (Bret Maverick), James Garner (Marshal Zane
Cooper), Jodie Foster (Annabelle Bransford), Graham Greene (Joseph), Alfred Molina (Angel), James Coburn (Commodore Duvall)
James Garner takes a supporting role in this western
set comedy, based on the TV show character which he made famous in the later part of the 1950's.
For this big screen adaptation, Mel Gibson steps into
the title character's shoes, a gunslinging Wild West gambler in a race to raise the money necessary to participate in a high stakes poker tournament, where his opponents include those who
tried to double-cross him.
Slightly lengthy, but generally good fun, although it
could be said that the in-jokes are far better than the obvious comedy.