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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 secretary.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jerry Maguire
... Rod Tidwell
... Dorothy Boyd (as Renee Zellweger)
... Avery Bishop
... Frank Cushman
... Bob Sugar
... Laurel Boyd
... Marcee Tidwell
... Ray Boyd
... Chad the Nanny
... Bill Dooler
... Tyson Tidwell
... Dicky Fox
Benjamin Kimball Smith ... Keith Cushman
... 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 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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The rest of his life begins now. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Jerry Maguire: Spiel des Lebens  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,084,296, 15 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$153,952,592

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,552,592
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Trivia

The role of Bob Sugar, Jerry's unethical archenemy (played by Jay Mohr) was allegedly based on the real-life sports agent Drew Rosenhaus, known for similar tactics. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sign in Locker Room: Success consists of simply getting up one more time than you fall.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Mummy (2017) See more »

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The Wrong Come Up
Written by Larry Sanders, Patrick Pitts, Cedric Meeks, Bill Withers, and Stan McKenny
Performed by L.V.
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
Published by Tee Gill Music / G's Only Publishing / Interior Music Corp.
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Good script, good acting equals good film.
15 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Jerry Maguire" has to rate as one of the most quotable movies of the last decade and a half. It's given us the lines "Show me the money", "Help me, Help you", "You had me at hello" and "You complete me". And it's that last line, that really describe this movie. It's really about the growth of an individual. We see Jerry Maguire the character, grow from just an agent to becoming much more, it's not an easy trip but for the most part it's an entertaining one.

Jerry Maguire is a top sport agent. He has a decent amount of big names as client and he's engage to a beautiful woman. Then one day while visiting one of his client in the hospital, the client's young son confronted him after he gives the client a shallow encouragement. The confrontation stick in his mind and would even get him to write a "mission statement" for the company. The "mission statement" basically lays out a plan that the agents give their clients more personal attention. Unfortunately his boss doesn't like it.

The movie gives us a look at the world of the sports agents. Who are they that gets a cut of an athlete's earning and do they really deserve it? In the beginning they're just there to negotiate the numbers and get the athletes as much exposure. In the end, Jerry has become more than a guy who makes deal for an athlete. It also gives us a look at some clients they're more demanding than the agents are prepared to handle. But if handled right they will prove to be worth the trouble.

Jerry Maguire is played by Tom Cruise, and he gives one of his best performance. I think it's every bit the equal of Cuba Gooding Jr's. Oscar winning performance. Both men were on top of their game playing off each other. It's sad that his erratic behavior of late has caused harmed to his career because Tom Cruise is a very good actor. So too is Mr. Gooding and Renee Zellwegger, who plays an office worker in Tom Cruise's office and who joined him as he tries to put forth his "mission statement" into practice.

All in all, I think it's a good movie with a very observant script, complimented by great acting.


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