Maverick (1994)

The Regal Cinema’s Wild West Wednesday series presents the Western-comedy Maverick.

The film stars Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick, a card player and con artist who is doing his upmost to gather together enough money to enter a high-stakes poker game.

Maverick attempts to scam hopeful contestants Annabelle (Jodie Foster) and Angel (Alfred Molina) in a preliminary card game – making enemies of both players. While trying to evade Annabelle and Angel, the crafty Maverick realises that somebody else is also on his tail…

The supporting cast features Graham Greene, James Coburn, Alfred Molina. There is a selection of cameo appearances by Western film actors, country music stars and other actors – keep your eye out for them!

“This exuberant Western is a crowd-pleaser that remains faithful to the genre while having a roaring good time sending up its conventions” – Variety

“It’s a relief to see a Western get back to the fun and spectacle of the genre” – EMPIRE