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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13 December 1996 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$153,620,822 (USA) (4 July 1997)
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At the end of the movie, while Rod Tidwell is being interviewed on television, Jerry Maguire is congratulated by a lady. She is the Winter Olympic champion Katarina Witt. She is seen standing next to Leigh Steinberg, the inspiration for the the title character. Leigh Steinberg introduces Jerry to Troy Aikman in the movie. See more »

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When Jerry arrives at the Cushman house, he's driving a Dodge Intrepid. When he leaves, he's driving a Pontiac Grand Prix. See more »

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Jerry Maguire: [to Rod] I'll tell you why you don't have your ten million dollars. Because right now, you are a paycheck player, you play with your head and not your heart, your personal life is all heart but when you get on the field, it's all about what you didn't get, who's to blame, who under threw the pass, who's got the contracts you don't, who's not giving you your love. That's not what inspires people. Just shut up and play the game with your heart.
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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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