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.
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
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
Cameron Crowe's friends told him that Tom Cruise would "never play a loser." Turns out Cruise was dying to portray a character that was on the ropes. See more »
When Marcee is going to get her baby and they leave the restaurant, Rod catches Ray and his son, one under each arm, and runs out of the restaurant. Two seconds later the boys have switched places. See more »
I came here to let you go
I came here to fire you it's real, you should say something
In a crowded restaurant so I won't make a scene you ungrateful...
You should see yourself you said "fewer clients" and put it all down on paper what about me? What I had to go through, knowing I had to fire my mentor? Carrying that all in my head for a week, can you get past yourself for a minute?
You wanted it smaller
I'm over it and I want all my ...
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In the original theatrical version, during the airport sequence after Jerry and Rod argue, the Paul McCartney song "Momma Miss America" is played. In the television version, Aimee Mann's "Wise Up" is used instead. See more »
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Brian Johnson
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of EastWest Records America
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products & Albert Productions
Published by J. Albert & Son (USA) 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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