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13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
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Maverick (1994)

Playing off: The Lethal Weapon series.
Stars involved: Danny Glover, Mel Gibson
Quote: “Nah…”

Maverick is a movie about the Wild West, about poker, about Jodie Foster in a big blue dress. It’s also very much about Mel Gibson, playing as he does the charismatic lead Bret Maverick – a consummate gambler, but a nice guy too.

At one point Maverick goes to see his bank manager friend, Eugene. After he’s lent some money, a bank robber suddenly arrives and demands all the cash in the joint – you know, the way bank robbers do.

But Maverick seems to recognise the criminal, pulling down the neckerchief covering his face. Mel Gibson, playing Maverick, stares at Danny Glover, who plays the bank robber. The theme to Lethal Weapon can be heard in the distance. “Nah…” they say, both shaking their heads. Irresistibly pulled together again, they look back to each other once more. “Nah…”

Later, Danny even says – you guessed it – "I'm too old for this shit." But if we listed every time Danny said that, well, that would be a whole other feature.
 

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