Action-comedy from director Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon) set in the Old West. Mel Gibson is sly gambler Bret Maverick and Jodie Foster is a charming scam artist.
A riverboat power tourney promises a winner-take-all $500,000 and Bret aims to be the winner . But first he must cope with the hangman's noose, a runaway stage, a wily Indian chief, outlaws, ingrates, a bagful of rattlesnakes and more close calls than a long-tailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs. Based on the 1950s TV series.