Maverick is a 1994 film directed by Richard Donner, based on the 1950s TV series of the same name. The movie stars Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick, a charming and cunning poker player. Maverick’s primary, goal is to enter a high-stakes poker tournament, but he lacks the necessary funds. The film follows his adventurous journey to gather the $3,000 entry fee, encountering various colorful characters along the way.


Key Highlights

  • Director: Richard Donner
  • Main Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner
  • Box Office: $183 million worldwide

The Grand

The Grand is a 2007 mockumentary directed by Zak Penn. Woody Harrelson stars as Jack Faro, a washed-up poker player who enters a high-stakes tournament to save his grandfather’s casino. The film features an ensemble cast, including David Cross, Cheryl Hines, and Chris Parnell, each portraying eccentric poker players with unique quirks.

Key Highlights

  • Director: Zak Penn
  • Main Cast: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Cheryl Hines
  • Box Office: $115,416

The Cincinnati Kid

The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 film directed by Norman Jewison, starring Steve McQueen as Eric “The Kid” Stoner. The movie centers on a high-stakes poker game between The Kid and Lancey “The Man” Howard, played by Edward G. Robinson. The film explores themes of skill, luck, and the psychological aspects of poker.

Key Highlights

  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Main Cast: Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret
  • Box Office: $7 million

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