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Jerry Maguire (1996)

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When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague.

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Jerry Maguire
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Rod Tidwell
Renée Zellweger ... Dorothy Boyd (as Renee Zellweger)
Kelly Preston ... Avery Bishop
Jerry O'Connell ... Frank Cushman
Jay Mohr ... Bob Sugar
Bonnie Hunt ... Laurel Boyd
Regina King ... Marcee Tidwell
Jonathan Lipnicki ... Ray Boyd
Todd Louiso ... Chad the Nanny
Mark Pellington ... Bill Dooler
Jeremy Suarez ... Tyson Tidwell
Jared Jussim ... Dicky Fox
Benjamin Kimball Smith Benjamin Kimball Smith ... Keith Cushman
Ingrid Beer ... Anne-Louise
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Storyline

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a successful sports agent. The biggest clients, the respect, a beautiful fiancée, he has it all. Until one night he questions his purpose. His place in the world, and finally comes to terms with what's wrong with his career and life. Recording all of his thoughts in a mission statement, Jerry feels he has a new lease on life. Unfortunately his opinions aren't met with enthusiasm from his superiors and after dishonorably being stripped of his high earning clients and elite status within the agency, Jerry steps out into the sports business armed with only one volatile client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), and the only person with belief in his abilities, Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger), with the impossible task of rebuilding what he once had. Along the way, he faces the harsh truth which he'd ignored in the past and a host of hardships that he'd never faced before. Written by Hax_9

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The rest of his life begins now. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Cardinals-Cowboys game at the end of this movie was actually an ABC Monday Night Football game played on Monday, December 25, 1995. In this movie, the Cardinals won, in real-life, the Cowboys won 37-13. See more »

Goofs

When Marcee is going to get her baby and they leave the restaurant, Rod catches Ray and his son, one under each arm, and runs out of the restaurant. Two seconds later the boys have switched places. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy: I have this great guy. And he loves my son. And he sure does like me a lot.
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Alternate Versions

In the original theatrical version, during the airport sequence after Jerry and Rod argue, the Paul McCartney song "Momma Miss America" is played. In the television version, Aimee Mann's "Wise Up" is used instead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Show Me the Money (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Pocketful of Rainbows
Written by Fred Wise and Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
Published by Gladys Music / Erika Publishing / Chappell & Co.
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Successful multi genre
26 February 2007 | by Tom-2128See all my reviews

This movie is a comedy, drama, romance, sports movie, and a money movie (e.g. Wall Street, where the main character is trying to make a lot of money). The problem such a movie faces is maintaining a consistent tone. Remember Prizzi's Honor? JM solves that problem by using restraint. It doesn't go over the top, although its characters sometimes do. It has funny moments, but it's not Animal House or American Pie. It's a drama, but it keeps the stakes low. This isn't Armageddon: they aren't trying to save the world. There are no life or death decisions. The romantic stakes aren't that high either: Renee Zellweger loves Tom Cruise, but she's been in love before and if this doesn't work out, she will be again. The only really high stakes are the money. By keeping the stakes low, JM let's us watch it with a bit of detachment.

This is more of a drama than a comedy. A good test is whether the characters change. Here, Tom Cruise starts off completely cynical, abruptly changes to ridiculously idealistic, then spends the rest of the movie finding the right balance. Renee Zellweger starts by loving Tom Cruise from afar, then gets him, then has to work out her ambiguous feelings.

JM is fun to watch. The characters, though flawed, are sympathetic. We enjoy watching them succeed, fail (sometimes in funny ways), and try to discover what they really care about. It's complicated, thoughtful, and surprisingly subtle.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

13 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,084,296, 15 December 1996

Gross USA:

$153,952,592

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,552,592
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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