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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Jerry Maguire: Spiel des Lebens  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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

After he had seen Say Anything... (1989), Tom Cruise had called Cameron Crowe to say he loved it, and would be keen to work with him. Crowe was glad to be able to remind him of this when he approached him about taking the title role. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry and Rod are in the airport, the amount of beer in the bottle is completely inconsistent with the amount already poured into Rod's glass. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Maguire: [to Matt Cushman] I'm still sort of moved by your "My word is stronger than oak" thing.
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Referenced in Two and a Half Men: Mr. McGlue's Feedbag (2007) See more »

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Secret Garden
Written and Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Published by Bruce Springsteen
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An amazing film
19 April 2006 | by 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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