Maverick

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Maverick and Rockford Files Star James Garner Dies at 86

Legendary actor James Garner died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. He was 86.

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Season 3, Episode 26
James Garner and Jack Kelly ante up for more high-stakes cons and games of chance in Season Three of this smart and witty series. Luck is still the lady they love best, as footloose gamblers Bret and Bart Maverick tangle with Indian war parties, killer cattlemen, feuding families, a stubborn marquesa, their conniving old Pappy and more, in 26 offbeat adventures packed with quips and twists

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Opening sequence featuring leading man Mel Gibson about to be hanged, then narrating, in Richard Donner's Maverick, 1994, also starring Jodie Foster and James Garner, based on the TV show crreated by Roy Huggins.

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Having met his promise to lose for an hour, witty gambler Bret (Mel Gibson) starts winning, upsetting gunslinger Hardin (Max Perlich) and impressing Annabelle (Jodie Foster) in Richard Donner's Maverick, 1994.

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Margot Kidder's cameo here, as Bret (Mel Gibson), Annabelle (Jodie Foster) and Cooper (James Garner) are waylaid by orphans en route to the big card game, in Maverick, 1994, from a script by William Goldman.

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Maverick and Rockford Files Star James Garner Dies at 86

Legendary actor James Garner died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. He was 86.

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Question: Help! Many years ago there was a TV program called Maverick, which was about two brothers, Bret and Bart. One was played by James Garner and the other by...? It's driving us nuts. Please try to help. I can see his face, but not his name. Thanks.Answer: Don't get too down about it, Irwin. The late Jack Kelly, often called "the other Maverick" while the series was on the air, seemed destined to play second banana to one star or another throughout his entertainment career. But to his credit, he had as good an attitude about it as anyone in the business. Kelly started off his career at the age of 2 weeks, modeling for an Ivory Soap ad. But his early acting years were spent in the shadow of older sister Nancy, who won Tony for the play The Bad Seed and an Oscar nomination for the movie read more

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Premiered: September 22, 1957, on ABC
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Premise: Two gambler brothers were the roguish antiheroes in this Emmy-winning tongue-in-cheek classic, which made James Garner a star. The genial `Maverick' broke the mold of traditional shoot-'em-ups, with siblings who would much rather draw cards than their guns. The series worked as a traditional Western, but the best episodes were those that spoofed contemporary shows like `Gunsmoke,' `Bonanza' and even `Dragnet.' Garner reprised the character 20 years later in the short-lived `Bret Maverick.'

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