Plot Summary: Maverick is recreated from the character James Garner created in the 1950s TV program. Maverick is a poker player who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward, all with a light hearted air. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous, though fake, southern accent as the two both try and enter the game.
Maverick: See that hawk? You know what it means?
Annabelle: No. What does it mean?
Maverick: Nothing. But you didn’t know that did you?
Annabelle: What’s with you and Indians anyway?
Maverick: Oh nothing, I try to shoot one every day before noon, how about you, Coop? I figured it was their fault too… for being on our land before we got here.
Maverick: So, are you gonna miss me?
Annabelle: Are you gonna miss me?
Maverick: You ARE gonna miss me.
Maverick: Well, now, I bring all sorts of plusses to the table. I hardly ever bluff and I never ever cheat.
Maverick: My old pappy always used to say, “there is no more deeply satisfying religious experience… than cheatin’ on a cheater.”
Annabelle: How’d you know I was bluffing? I didn’t do any of my tells. I didn’t shuffle my cards, I didn’t pull my hair, I didn’t even flick my teeth.
Maverick: You held your breath. If you’d been excited, you would have started breathing harder.