A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »
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
Two lines from the film, "Show me the money" and "You had me at hello", are in the AFI's top 100 movie quotes (at numbers 25 and 52, respectively). See more »
Jerry is handed a tape cassette by the babysitter and told that it is Miles Davis and John Coltrane in Stockholm. The music that follows is Charles Mingus playing his Haitian Fight song. Davis and Coltrane were not in Mingus' band and none of the available recordings of Mingus playing it were recorded in Stockholm. See more »
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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Written by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
Performed by Tom Petty
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets & Products
Published by Gone Gator Music / EMI April Music Inc. See more »
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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