James Garner returns to his signature role, as the affable grifting gambler Bret Maverick. Last seen bestowing a guest-star blessing upon the brow of Young Maverick (1979), Bret Maverick sees the king of cardsharps getting tied down and trying to play it respectable - almost! After winning the Lazy Ace saloon in an all-star high-stakes poker game, Bret sets down roots in the town of Sweetwater, and partners up with upright ex-sheriff Tom Guthrie (Ed Bruce) to run the saloon, while he plays a private table and tries his hand at ranching. But rogues will out, and Bret still schemes and stirs up trouble, despite Tom's best efforts. Following in the footsteps of both Nichols (1971) and The Rockford Files (1974-1980), while staying true to the spirit of the original Maverick, Bret Maverick is a sure bet for sure-fire sly Western entertainment as only Garner can deliver.