|Slogan||«In their hands, a deck of cards was the only thing more dangerous than a gun»|
|Budget||$75 000 000|
|in world||$183 031 272|
|USA||$101 631 272|
|In other countries||$81 400 000|
This film update of the "Maverick" TV series finds the title cardsharp (Mel Gibson) hoping to join a poker contest with an impressive payoff. In order to enter, Maverick must first put up a large cash sum. He scams hopeful contestants Annabelle (Jodie Foster) and Angel (Alfred Molina) in a preliminary card game to win the money he needs, making enemies of both players. While trying to evade Annabelle and Angel, the crafty Maverick realizes a cunning marshal (James Garner) is also on his tail.