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Jerry Maguire -- Tom Cruise is in top form as a sports agent who suddenly discovers his scruples in this romantic comedy, which co-stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. in his Oscar(r)-winning role.
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Writer (WGA):
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13 December 1996 (USA) See more »
You had me at hello. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Keith Cushman

Ingrid Beer ... Anne-Louise

Jann Wenner ... Scully
Nada Despotovich ... Wendy

Alexandra Wentworth ... Bobbi Fallon

Aries Spears ... Tee Pee

Kelly Coffield Park ... Jan (as Kelly Coffield)
Alice Marie Crowe ... Alice (as Alice Crowe)
Larina Jean Adamson ... Women's Group Member (as Larina Adamson)
Winnie Holzman ... Women's Group Member
Diana Jordan ... Women's Group Member
Susan Norfleet ... Women's Group Member
Susan Pingleton ... Women's Group Member
Cha-Cha Sandoval ... Women's Group Member

Hynden Walch ... Women's Group Member

Glenn Frey ... Dennis Wilburn

Donal Logue ... Rick, Junior Agent

Tom Gallop ... Ben
Beaumont Bacon ... Cleo

Lisa Amsterdam ... Patricia Logan

Angela Goethals ... Kathy Sanders

Leslie Upson ... Flight Attendant

Rick Johnson ... John Swenson
Lightfield Lewis ... Room Service Waiter

Jerry Cantrell ... Jesus of CopyMat

Toby Huss ... Steve Remo

Drake Bell ... Jesse Remo

Christine Cavanaugh ... Mrs. Remo (as Christina Cavanaugh)
Russel Lunday ... Doctor

Eric Stoltz ... Ethan Valhere
Lamont Johnson ... Weepy Athlete
Brent Barry ... Calvin Nack
Rod Tate ... 'Baja' Brunard
Charlie Cronin ... Hootie Fan

Theo Greenly ... Hootie Fan
Danny Rimmer ... Sad Autograph Boy
Michael James Johnson ... Clark Hodd
Jordan Ross ... Art Stallings
Brandon Christianson ... Young Golfer
Jerry Ziesmer ... Trainer
Kirsten Krueger ... Draft Reporter
Shannon Thornton ... Pressbox Columnist
Luis Damian ... Mariachi Band Member
Jesus Alberto Guzman ... Mariachi Band Member
Juan Arnoldo Morales ... Mariachi Band Member
Alberto Alfavo ... Mariachi Band Member

Andrea Ferrell ... Woman in Elevator

Anthony Natale ... Man in Elevator
David Ursin ... General Manager
Thomas J. Reilly ... Reverend

Reagan Gomez-Preston ... Tidwell's Cousin
Jim Moffatt ... NFL Guest
Leo Zick ... NFL Guest
Klair Bybee ... NFL Guest

Stan Sessoms ... Shower Man (as Stanley Sessoms)
Gale Hillman ... Locker Room Athlete
Heather Cheney ... Idealized Kissing Wife

Dennis Fitzgerald ... Idealized Kissing Husband

Lucy Liu ... Former Girlfriend (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
Stephanie Furst ... Former Girlfriend

Justina Vail ... Former Girlfriend

Samantha Smith ... Former Girlfriend (as Sam Smith)

Ivana Milicevic ... Former Girlfriend (as Ivana Marina)

Lisa Rotondi ... Former Girlfriend
Lisa Stahl ... Former Girlfriend

Emily Procter ... Former Girlfriend

Amaryllis Borrego ... Former Girlfriend
Stacey Williams ... Former Girlfriend
Lauren Parker ... Former Girlfriend
Lisa Ann Hadley ... Former Girlfriend
Kymberly Kalil ... Former Girlfriend
Alison Armitage ... Former Girlfriend

Rebecca Rigg ... Former Girlfriend
Golde Starger ... Former Girlfriend
Roy Firestone ... Roy Firestone
Al Michaels ... Al Michaels
Dan Dierdorf ... Dan Dierdorf

Frank Gifford ... Frank Gifford
Mel Kiper ... Mel Kiper
Jeffrey Lurie ... Jeff Lurie (as Jeff Lurie)
Drew Rosenhaus ... Drew Rosenhaus
Richie Kotite ... Richie Kotite
Tim McDonald ... Tim McDonald

Mike Tirico ... Mike Tirico
Wayne Fontes ... Wayne Fontes
Evelyn Fontes ... Evelyn Fontes
Mike White ... Mike White
Johnnie Morton ... Johnnie Morton
Rick Mirer ... Rick Mirer
Drew Bledsoe ... Drew Bledsoe
Rob Moore ... Himself
Ki-Jana Carter ... Ki-Jana Carter
Herman Moore ... Herman Moore
Art Monk ... Art Monk
Troy Aikman ... Troy Aikman

Katarina Witt ... Katarina Witt

Dean Biasucci ... Dean Biasucci

Warren Moon ... Himself
Kerry Collins ... Kerry Collins
Erica Sorgi ... Erica Sorgi
Tom Friend ... Tom Friend
Dallas Malloy ... Dallas Malloy
Jim Irsay ... Jim Irsay
Meg Irsay ... Meg Irsay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Boss ... Extra (uncredited)

Beau Bridges ... Matt Cushman (uncredited)
Jacqueline Collen ... Girl (uncredited)
Jody Collins ... Cardinals Center (uncredited)
John Cramer ... Tidwell Fan (uncredited)

Luanne Crawford ... Press Box Reporter (uncredited)
Joanna Daniels ... Former Girlfriend (uncredited)
Jeff Dolniak ... Football Fanatic (uncredited)

Micki Duran ... Dancer (uncredited)
Kerry Friend ... Woman at Bar (uncredited)
Charley Gilleran ... Overheard Fan (uncredited)

Clare Harper ... Assistant (uncredited)
Joseph B. Henry ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)

Michael Irvin ... Michael Irvin (uncredited)
Kenneth Keith Kallenbach ... Psycho Sports Fan (uncredited)
Jason H. Karniol ... Football Fan Grabbing Rod Tidwell (uncredited)
Kari Keegan ... Former Girlfriend (uncredited)

Michael G. Kehoe ... Reporter (uncredited)

Thomas James Kepner ... Trainer (uncredited)

Mia Korf ... Former Girlfriend (uncredited)

Gina La Piana ... Former Girlfriend (uncredited)
John Lizzi ... Olympic Diver's Dad (uncredited)
Sascha Lorren ... Tidwell's Niece (uncredited)

Coleman McClary ... Rod's Friend (uncredited)

Kevin McNally ... News Camera Man (uncredited)
Jeffrey Moorad ... Jeffrey Moorad (uncredited)

Sean Neff ... Photographer (uncredited)

Joseph Neibich ... Reporter (uncredited)
Peg Phillips ... Video Tape at Bachelor Party - "He was no slouch in bed" (uncredited)
Golan Ramraz ... Football Game Spectator (uncredited)

Sean Patrick Reilly ... Jay Acura (uncredited)
Valerie Richards ... Video Girl (uncredited)

Summer Sanders ... Summer Sanders (uncredited)

June Saruwatari ... Reporter (uncredited)

Iva Franks Singer ... Airplane passenger (uncredited)
Carolyn Renee Smith ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Christopher J. Smith ... Football Game Spectator (uncredited)
David Spring ... Football Player in Locker Room (uncredited)
Leigh Steinberg ... Leigh Steinberg (uncredited)

Matt von Siegel ... Stadium Sideline Official (uncredited)
Jeff Winkle ... Football Game Spectator (uncredited)

Jenny Worman ... SMI Receptionist (uncredited)

Lynnanne Zager ... Answering Machine (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Cameron Crowe 
Writing credits
Cameron Crowe (written by)

Produced by
James L. Brooks .... producer
Cameron Crowe .... producer
Bridget Johnson .... executive producer: Gracie Films
Laurence Mark .... producer
J. Michael Mendel .... associate producer
Bruce S. Pustin .... co-producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
John D. Schofield .... co-producer
Lisa Stewart .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Janusz Kaminski 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
David Moritz (co-editor)
Casting by
Gail Levin 
Production Design by
Stephen J. Lineweaver  (as Stephen Lineweaver)
Art Direction by
Clayton Hartley 
Virginia L. Randolph  (as Virginia Randolph)
Set Decoration by
Clay A. Griffith 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
Makeup Department
Carrie Angland .... makeup artist
Linda Arnold .... hair styles supervisor
Stacye P. Branche .... makeup artist: Cuba Gooding Jr. (as Stacye Branché)
Michèle Burke .... makeup supervisor (as Michele Burke-Winter)
Denise Fischer .... makeup artist: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Michael White .... hair styles supervisor
Christine M. Guararra .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Kerry Mendenhall .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Carlos Yeaggy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Amy Herman .... production manager: second unit
Andrew Stone .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan Denegal .... second second assistant director
Christopher T. Gerrity .... first assistant director: second unit (football sequences) (as Christopher Gerrity)
Allan Graf .... second unit director: football sequences
Amy Schmidt .... second assistant director: second unit (football sequences)
Jill Southern .... dga trainee (as Jill Musser)
Warren R. Turner .... second assistant director (as Warren Turner)
Jerry Ziesmer .... first assistant director
Cary Cordon .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Robyn B. Holmes .... set dresser
Bart C. Hubenthal .... set dresser (as Bart Hubenthal)
Jack Johnson .... illustrator (as John Johnson)
John Maskovich .... set dresser
Hope M. Parrish .... property master (as Hope Parrish)
William D. Parrish .... assistant property master
Jennifer Pray .... set dresser
Wendy Riva .... assistant art director
Eric Rosenberg .... assistant art director
Brana Rosenfeld .... set dresser
Jim Stubblefield .... assistant property master (as D. James Stubblefield)
Sally Thornton .... assistant art director
John Villarino .... construction coordinator
Mike Villarino .... construction foreman
Greg Wilkinson .... lead man (as Gregory Wilkinson)
Doreen Austria .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Todd Bennett .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Todd Bennett .... plasterer (uncredited)
Jeff J. Davis .... set constructor (uncredited)
W.D. Hogan .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter (uncredited)
Bill Land .... set dresser (uncredited)
Julia K. Levine .... set designer (uncredited)
Mark A. Mancinelli .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Tamara Murphy .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeffrey Thomas .... stand-by greensman (uncredited)
Gaylene West .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... adr editor (as John Adams)
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Barbara J. Boguski .... adr editor (as Barbara Boguski)
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue editor (as Paul Timothy Cardin)
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Dino Dimuro .... foley editor
Todd Egan .... assistant sound editor
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Mark Gordon .... foley editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doug M. Hemphill)
Chris Hogan .... dialogue editor (as Christopher Hogan)
Gary Holland .... boom operator
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Chris Jargo .... supervising adr editor
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Lamberti .... sound effects editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor
Gary Mundheim .... dialogue editor
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... assistant sound editor
John Rice .... assistant sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... dialogue editor (as Dan A. Rich)
Mary Ruth Smith .... adr editor (as Mary Smith)
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (uncredited)
David Young .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Paul H. Haines Jr. .... special effects coordinator (as Paul Haines Jr.)
Visual Effects by
Carol Ashley .... composite supervisor: Cinecite
Rod Basham .... visual effects editor: Cinesite
Richard A. Benoit .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Casey Cannon .... video and computer graphics supervisor: BFTRE
Gil Gagnon .... visual effect production manager: Cinesite
Gilbert Gonzales .... digital artist: Cinesite
Tim Ketzer .... 3D animator
Billy Koch .... plate coordinator: Cinesite
Brad Kuehn .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Ariana Lingenfelser .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Kevin Schwab .... digital imaging: Cinesite
Gail Wise .... department coordinator: BFTRE
David Blum .... visual effects (uncredited)
Aimee Campbell .... matchmover: Cinesite (uncredited)
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Charles Darby .... digital matte artist (uncredited)
Bill Gilman .... digital compositor (uncredited) (Cinesite Hollywood)
Christopher Grandel .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Nicole Herr .... digital compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Roger Kupelian .... digital artist (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... tape operator (uncredited)
Mike Leben .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Dan Levitan .... motion tracker (uncredited)
Richard Lund .... translite photographer (uncredited)
Dean Lyon .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
Ralph Maiers .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Marcel Martinez .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Karen M. Murphy .... visual effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Cristin Pescosolido .... motion tracking supervisor (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith .... runner (uncredited)
Ronnie E. Williams Jr. .... data operations (uncredited)
Eric Withee .... digital film technician: Cinesite (uncredited)
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer: visual effects unit (uncredited)
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
James Michael Hold Jr. .... stunts
John Jackson .... stunts
Horace Knight .... stunts
Candace Robinson .... stunts
Don Tardino .... stunts
Dain Turner .... stunts
Al Whiting .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts (as Dan Wynands)
Carlos A. Herzer .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen F. Andrich .... camera operator: second unit, football sequences (as Steve Andrich)
Cheli Clayton .... film loader: second unit
Chuck Cohen .... director of photography: second unit, football sequences
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
David Devlin .... chief lighting technician
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator
Kevin Erb .... best boy
Charley Gilleran .... key rigging grip
Jim Kwiatkowski .... key grip (as James Kwiatkowski)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... dolly grip (as Dwight Lavers)
Brian Lukas .... rigging gaffer (as Brian R. Lukas)
Donald Marks .... camera operator: second unit, football sequences
Steven Meizler .... first assistant camera
Larry J. Richardson .... best boy electric
Mark Spath .... second assistant camera
Dean Striepeke .... video assist operator
Steve Alessi .... grip (uncredited)
Steven Aquilino .... second assistant camera: Phx vs. Dallas unit (uncredited)
James Barker .... electrician (uncredited)
Steve Bellen .... assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Joe Chess .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Daniel C. Cook .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Jay Coolidge .... first assistant camera: Phx vs. Dallas unit (uncredited)
Daniel Coscia .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Del Boccio .... assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Roch Dutkowiak .... electrician (uncredited)
Kevin Edwards .... grip (uncredited)
Erik A. Erichsen .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Tim Gaylord .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Bob Gorelick .... camera operator (uncredited)
Michael Grady .... grip (uncredited)
Daniel Hernandez .... electrician (uncredited)
Samuel Hughes .... electrician (uncredited)
Mansur Johnson .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Keenley .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Christian J. Killingsworth .... rigging electric (uncredited)
Christian J. Killingsworth .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Geoffrey D. Knoller .... grip (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator (uncredited)
Jason E. Lord .... electrician (uncredited)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Michael A. McFadden .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Scott Medcalf .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
David H. Neale .... electrician (uncredited)
Christopher Probst .... second assistant camera: Phx vs. Dallas unit (uncredited)
Leon Sanginiti .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael A. Savage .... grip (uncredited)
Ralph Scherer .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Gary Stark .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Michael Stumpf .... assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Stephen Thorp .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Daniel Windels .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Eva Eastman .... casting assistant
Tricia Tomey .... casting associate
Michael Caccamise .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Black .... costumer
Edward T. Hanley .... costumer (as Ed Hanley)
Joyce Kogut .... costumer
James Lapidus .... costume supervisor
Linda Matthews .... costume supervisor
Meg Matthews .... costumer
Garet Reilly .... costumer
Nava R. Sadan .... costumer (as Nava Sadan)
Lori Stilson .... costume supervisor
Gregory B. Peña .... set costumer (football sequences) (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Richard Conkling .... second assistant editor (as Rich Conkling)
Jennifer Hatton .... apprentice editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Michael Ross .... apprentice editor
Gabriel Wrye .... additional editor
Ofe Yi .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Danny Bramson .... music supervisor
Carlton Kaller .... music editor (as Carl Kaller)
Stephanie Lowry .... assistant music editor
Nancy Wilson .... composer: theme music
Brian L. McCarty .... digital music playback operator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Timothy P. Ryan .... transportation captain (as Tim Ryan)
Don Tardino .... transportation coordinator
Thomas Vilardo .... transportation co-captain (as Tom Vilardo)
Mark Pont .... driver (uncredited)
Vincent J. Ybiernas .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Paula Abdul .... choreographer
Petra Alexandria .... assistant: Laurence Mark
Frawley Becker .... location manager
Crista Birgy .... second assistant accountant
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Glenn Cannon .... on-set supervisor: Banned from the Ranch Entertainment (as Glen Cannon)
Richard K. Chung .... production assistant (as Richard Chung)
George Davis .... production secretary
Michael Doven .... assistant: Tom Cruise
Susan Dukow .... production office coordinator
Harold Fowler .... first aid
Tom George .... sports consultant
Tom Gorai .... bachelor party film consultant
Zac Jackson .... production assistant
Douglas Jones .... assistant accountant
Katherine Kallis .... location manager
Maria Kavanaugh .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service: Phoenix/Los Angeles (as Michael Kehoe)
Scott M. Martin .... assistant: Cameron Crowe
Jeffrey Moorad .... technical consultant
Belita Moreno .... acting coach
Brendan Murphy .... production assistant
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Chris Palzis .... production assistant
Mark Pellington .... bachelor party film consultant
Tory Reed .... set production assistant
Mike Revell .... production accountant (as Michael Revell)
Cornelia Ryan .... assistant: Bruce Pustin
Beau Sessions .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Denise Sirkot .... finance executive: Gracie Films
Leigh Steinberg .... technical consultant
Shawn Suttles .... assistant: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Andrew L. Ullman .... location manager (as Andrew Ullman)
Chad Woelki .... production assistant
Ken Wolfe .... consultant: ABC Football
Jesse Yoshimura .... production assistant
Suzanne Ziesmer .... production assistant
Chad Ahrendt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Susan Ahulii .... craft service (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Richard A. Clark .... security officer (uncredited)
Bronwyn Cornelius .... assistant: John D. Schofield (uncredited)
Julie Duvic .... location manager: re-shoots (uncredited)
Mark Robert Ellis .... assistant sports coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Fantasia .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Allan Graf .... football coordinator (uncredited)
David Greditzer .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Adrienne King .... looping voices (uncredited)
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
Ted Leonard .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Mansur .... assistant: Laurence Mark (uncredited)
Jeanne Mayeux .... researcher (uncredited)
Andrea Mikolajczak .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michelene Mundo .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Golan Ramraz .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Yang .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Paula Abdul .... special thanks
Bill Bidwell .... special thanks
Lisa Colantoni .... special thanks
Dennis Gilbert .... special thanks
Jerry Jones .... special thanks
Jeffrey Lurie .... special thanks (as Jeff Lurie)
Rob Moore .... special thanks
Linda Peterson Warren .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for language and sexuality
139 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Revealing mistakes: When Jerry is kissing Dorothy on the front porch after their date, he accidentally unties her dress and then reties it in a messy knot. This knot can continue to be seen in the shots from the back throughout the scene, but in the shots from the side, the straps of the dress are clearly tied in a bow.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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80 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
High-Energy Entertainment, 14 January 2002
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

By definition, and depending upon who you're talking to, `Success' can be measured in a number of different ways. It's winning the competition, celebrating a Golden Wedding Anniversary or, to many, just making the most money. The first two are absolutes; you win and you make it to number 50. No gray areas. If you're not dead, you're alive; you're either pregnant or you're not. But in regards to that third item on the list, what are the parameters by which you measure that particular success? Are there lines across which you will not step to make that extra buck? Or do you do whatever it takes-- including selling your soul and sacrificing your very identity-- to make as much of the green as you can. Is that success? Or is that selling out. Can there, in fact, be true success when ethics and integrity are absent? It's the territory writer/director Cameron Crowe explores in `Jerry Maguire,' the hit 1996 film that landed him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, a Best Actor nomination for star Tom Cruise, and captured the award for Best Supporting Actor for Cuba Gooding Jr.

Jerry Maguire (Cruise) is a high-powered sports agent for a huge agency, handling a portfolio filled with high profile sports figures. And the name of Jerry's game is money; he gets the big bucks for those he represents, he keeps them in the limelight and in the end pulls down some mighty big bucks for himself and the firm. But at what price? Who is Jerry Maguire, really? Has he played the chameleon for so long as a means to an end that even he doesn't know who he is anymore? Does he even consider it? If he stopped to think about it, the answer would be a resounding `No.' But then something happens. One night, he wakes up and happens to look at himself in the mirror, and for whatever reason, it suddenly dawns on him what a selfish, soulless, empty life he is leading. So in the wake of this epiphany, he seizes the moment, sits down at his keyboard and hammers out a `mission/morality statement,' in which he reorganizes his entire approach to his career, including reestablishing parameters and setting new priorities making conscience, ethics and integrity his paramount concerns. And while still riding the high of his nocturnal enlightenment, he goes to his office, makes copies of his statement and distributes it to the mailboxes of everyone from his boss on down. Then he goes home and goes to bed.

In the cold light of morning, however, he realizes what he's done and races to his office to avert disaster. Too late. He enters the room to a hail of praise and appreciation from his peers, but his boss is less enthusiastic. It's no surprise to Jerry, then, when the big `M' his superiors are interested in turns out to be `Money' and not `Morality,' as in `Money talks, Jerry walks.' And just like that he's out the door. But before he leaves, he vows to make it on his own. He's up, he's positive, he has his statement-- and he doesn't have a clue what to do next. What he does know is that the adventure of a lifetime is awaiting. And the world is about to meet the `real' Jerry Maguire.

Cameron Crowe made his debut as a writer/director with `Say Anything' in 1989, in which he first exhibited that keen insight into the human condition that has been one of the trademarks of his success as a filmmaker. In `Jerry Maguire' he demonstrates again that acute sense of knowing what makes people tick, and leaves no doubt that he knows how to convey it to his audience. Crowe's story, as well as the presentation, is original and imaginative, and he fills it with real characters involved in very real situations. And it's the characters that really sell it, because these are three-dimensional people, not just cardboard cut-outs, and moreover, Cameron knows how to get the best out of his actors to really bring them to life.

Tom Cruise was the perfect choice to play Jerry; he has the look, the energy and the talent to get inside this guy's skin and make him tick, and he successfully channels his natural exuberance into his character, tempering his performance just enough to make it really work. An Oscar nomination does not come cheaply, and Cruise certainly deserved the one he received for his work here.

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s performance is deserving of the acclaim he received for it, as well. As Rod Tidwell, the pro football player/client who sticks by Jerry and insists that he `Show me the money!' Gooding equals, if not surpasses Cruise's level of enthusiasm with a vibrant and rich portrayal that makes Rod one of his most memorable characters. Like Cruise, Gooding is perfectly cast and points up, again, what an acute sense Cameron has for who and what will work to bring his story so convincingly to the screen.

Not to be outdone by her co-stars, Renee Zellweger gives an endearing performance as the vulnerable but steadfast, single mom, Dorothy Boyd. She's such a `giving' actor, and she endows Dorothy with a gentle, caring manner that expresses her deepest thoughts and feelings so well. Her reaction, in the scene in which Jerry tells Dorothy-- with his back turned to her-- that he has broken up with his fiancee, Avery (Kelly Preston), is priceless, and alone makes this film worth watching (repeatedly). Her work here is every bit as Oscar worthy as Cruise and Gooding's, and it's hard to understand why she was overlooked, as she is such a vital presence in this film. 9/10.

The supporting cast includes Jerry O'Connell (Frank), Jay Mohr (Bob Sugar), Bonnie Hunt (terrific in her role of Laurel Boyd, Dorothy's sister), Regina King (Marcee) and Jonathan Lipnicki, unforgettable as Dorothy's precocious son, Ray. A triumph for Cameron Crowe, this movie is, indeed, magic.

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