The New Maverick

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The New Maverick
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Genre Western
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Directed by Hy Averback
Starring James Garner
Charles Frank
Jack Kelly
Susan Sullivan
Susan Blanchard
Eugene Roche
Music by John Rubinstein
Country of origin U.S.
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Meta Rosenberg
Producer(s) Robert Foster
Cinematography Andrew Jackson
Editor(s) Diane Adler
George R. Rohrs
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Cherokee Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor ABC
Release
Original network ABC
Original release September 3, 1978
Chronology
Preceded by Maverick
Followed by Young Maverick

The New Maverick is a 1978 made-for-TV movie based on the 1957 television series Maverick, with James Garner as Bret Maverick, Charles Frank as newcomer cousin Ben Maverick (son of Beau Maverick), Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick, and Susan Sullivan as Poker Alice Ivers. Garner had been 29 years old at the beginning of the original series and was 50 while filming The New Maverick. The TV-movie was a pilot for the series Young Maverick, which featured Frank and only lasted a few episodes. Directed by Hy Averback and written by Juanita Bartlett, the movie was filmed while Garner's series The Rockford Files was on hiatus. Garner would later star in Bret Maverick, another attempt at a television series revival inspired by this TV-movie, for the 1981-82 season.

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