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Jerry Maguire (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 December 1996 (USA)
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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 with the only athlete who stays with him.



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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 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 (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and the only person with belief in his abilities (Renée Zellweger) with the impossible task of rebuilding what he once had. Along the way he faces the harsh truths 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jerry Maguire: Spiel des Lebens  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,084,296 (USA) (13 December 1996)


$153,620,822 (USA) (4 July 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Jonathan Lipnicki showed up on the set one day telling everyone that, "the human head weighs eight pounds". Cameron Crowe liked it so much he wrote it into the script. See more »


During the Monday Night Football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys, a number of media have tripods on the sidelines. The NFL bans the use of tripods (folded or unfolded) on field because of safety concerns. See more »


[first lines]
Jerry Maguire: So this is the world, and there are almost six billion people on it. When I was a kid, there were three. It's hard to keep up.
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An amazing film
19 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I refused to see Jerry Maguire for several years, assuming it was a cheap movie about money, sports and sex. When i finally watched it on TV, i was blown away. This movie is about hope, redemption, love, and finding out the meaning of life. Tom Cruise does a spectacular job playing someone with nothing to loose, and Cuba Gooding's performance brought tears to my eyes. Renee Zellweger fits perfectly by having great chemistry with Jerry, and by having a normal, plain look. This film works because it's so real and easily plausible; its a witty, romantic drama more than a romantic comedy that proves its never too late to start over or take a risk.

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