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Encyclopedia > Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire
Directed by Cameron Crowe
Produced by James L. Brooks
Cameron Crowe
Laurence Mark
Richard Sakai
Written by Cameron Crowe
Starring Tom Cruise
Renée Zellweger
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Bonnie Hunt
Regina King
Kelly Preston
Jonathan Lipnicki
Jay Mohr
Jerry O'Connell
Editing by Joe Hutshing
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date(s) December 13, 1996
Running time 139 min.
Language English
Budget $50,000,000
IMDb profile

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Renée Zellweger. It was written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Download high resolution version (407x606, 74 KB)Description: The copyright promotional poster for the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ... Laurence Mark (born in New York City) is an American film producer. ... Richard Sakai is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning producer best known for his work on The Simpsons and with James L. Brooks. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born September 22, 1961)[1] is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated American actress, comedian, writer, director and television producer. ... Regina King (born January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film and television actress. ... Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis Preston-Travolta (born October 13, 1962) is an American actress, also known for being the wife of actor John Travolta. ... Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor. ... Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... For the politician, see Jerry J. OConnell Michael Jeremiah Jerry OConnell (born February 17, 1974), is an American television and film actor. ... Joe Hutshing is an American film editor who grew up in San Diego, California and is most well known for working multiple times with film director, Oliver Stone and well as with film director Cameron Crowe (who is also from San Diego, California). ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ...

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Plot

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a sports agent working for Sports Management International (SMI). After suffering a nervous breakdown as a result of stress and a guilty conscience, he writes a mission statement about perceived dishonesty in the sports management business and how he believes that it should be operated. His fellow employees are touched by his honesty and greet him with applause the next business day but the company management orders Maguire fired for his actions. Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... A sports agent is a person who procures and negotiates employment and endorsement deals for an athlete. ... Look up mission statement in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The management sends Bob Sugar (Jay Mohr), Maguire's protégé, to fire Maguire. Jerry and Bob then proceed to call all of their existing clients to try to convince them to not hire the services of the other. Jerry gets through to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), one of his clients who is disgruntled by his contract that he believes to be far inferior than that of his teammates. Tidwell tests Jerry's resolve through a very long telephone conversation, which culminates in the famed "Show Me the Money!" telephone yelling match between Rod and Jerry. Meanwhile, Bob Sugar secures most of Jerry's previous clients as his own. Leaving the office, Jerry announces he will start his own sports management agency and asks if anyone is willing to join him to which only Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger) agrees. Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Mentoring refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentee or protégé. Usually - but not necessarily - the mentor/protégé pair will be of the same sex. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ...

Cruise as Jerry Maguire
Cruise as Jerry Maguire

Jerry concentrates all his efforts on Rod, his only client, who turns out to be a very difficult client to satisfy. Over the next several months, the two direct harsh criticism towards each other with Tidwell claiming that Jerry is not trying hard enough to get him a contract while Jerry claims that Tidwell is not proving himself to deserve the money for which he asks. In the process of trying to succeed financially in his new enterprise, Jerry dumps his fiancee, Avery (Kelly Preston), and enters into a marriage of convenience with Dorothy. She later offers to let Jerry out of the marriage to relieve him of the stress of worrying about a wife with a son and concentrate only on his business. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis Preston-Travolta (born October 13, 1962) is an American actress, also known for being the wife of actor John Travolta. ...


After a Cardinals game in which Tidwell played well and almost received a serious injury, Jerry and Rod get renewed confidence for a lucrative contract for Rod. After months of harsh words and criticism directed towards one another, the two embrace in front of other athletes and sports agents and show how their relationship has progressed from a strictly business one to a close personal one, which was one of the points Jerry made in his mission statement.


Jerry then flies back home to seek out Dorothy and tell her that he loves her and wants her in his life.


Rod Tidwell later appears on a sports show for an interview. Unbeknown to him, Jerry has secured him an $11.2 million contract with the Cardinals that will allow him to finish his pro football career in Arizona. The visibly emotional Tidwell proceeds to thank everyone who helped accomplish this success and extends warm gratitude to Jerry for his help. Jerry, who is also on the set of the show, speaks with several other pro athletes, some of whom have read his earlier mission statement and express their positive opinion of it as well as respect for the work he had done with Tidwell. Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...


Reception

Jerry Maguire remains famous due to memorable quotes, including "Show me the money!" (shouted repeatedly in a phone exchange between Rod Tidwell and Jerry Maguire), "You complete me" and "You had me at 'hello'" (said by Dorothy Boyd after a lengthy romantic plea by Jerry Maguire), and "Kwan" (a word used by Rod Tidwell meaning love, respect, community, and money) mentioned by Tidwell to illustrate the difference between himself and other football players. ("Other football players may have the coin, but they won't have the 'Kwan'"). These lines are largely attributed to Cameron Crowe, director and screenwriter of the movie. Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ...


The film was well received, with Cuba Gooding Jr. winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rod Tidwell, the Arizona Cardinals football player who sticks with Maguire. Cruise was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and although Renée Zellweger missed out on a nomination for her portrayal of Dorothy Boyd, it was Zellweger's breakout role. The film itself was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and crew members on the film were nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing awards. Cuba Gooding Jr. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ...


Cast

Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis Preston-Travolta (born October 13, 1962) is an American actress, also known for being the wife of actor John Travolta. ... For the politician, see Jerry J. OConnell Michael Jeremiah Jerry OConnell (born February 17, 1974), is an American television and film actor. ... Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born September 22, 1961)[1] is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated American actress, comedian, writer, director and television producer. ... Regina King (born January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film and television actress. ... Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor. ... Todd Louiso (born 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American film actor best known for his role as timid record store clerk Dick in High Fidelity, opposite Jack Black and John Cusack. ... Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American film director. ... Jeremy Steven Suarez (born July 6, 1990 in Burbank, California) is an American actor perhaps best known for his starring role of Jordan Thomkins, Bernie Macs nephew, on The Bernie Mac Show. ... Jared Jussim (b. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986)[1] is an award winning American actor, comedian, guitarist, and singer/songwriter. ...

Themes

The film tackles a range of themes and critiques materialism at the expense of personal relationships. The "voice of reason" throughout the film is that of Dickie Fox (Jared Jussim), Jerry Maguire's mentor, who comments at the very end of the film that, "I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I've failed as much as I've succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. I wish you my kind of success." Cameron Crowe suggests reaching out to the people around us is the key to professional as well as personal success. The famous "Show me the money!" scene, featuring Rod Tidwell demanding Jerry scream his "family motto" back to him over the phone, epitomizes the empty values of those around Jerry, yet somewhat paradoxically it is Rod who serves as a role-model for the family values and personal attention that Jerry seeks. Crowe's point is that the pursuit of financial success need not be incompatible with family values or personal relationships, simply that it should take second place to them. Look up relationship in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jared Jussim (b. ... Look up success in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Cameos

City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. ... Alison Armitage (born 26 February 1965 in High Wycombe, England) is a British actress. ... Lucy Alexis Liu (Chinese: 劉玉玲 Liú Yùlíng, born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American actress best known for her Leading female role as Calleigh Duquesne in CSI: Miami and her recurring role as Ainsley Hayes in The West Wing. ... Stacey Williams (born April 15, 1968) is an American supermodel. ... Reagan Gomez-Preston (born April 24, 1980, Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Drew Rosenhaus (born October 29, 1966) is among the best known American football sports agents. ... NFL redirects here. ... Bob Mould (born October 16, 1960, in Malone, New York) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for influential rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s. ... Leigh William Steinberg (b. ... For other persons named Tony Curtis, see Tony Curtis (disambiguation). ... Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 film which tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist who uses his connections to ruin his sisters relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Ann (left) and Nancy Wilson, 1993 Nancy Wilson (born March 16, 1954) is an American singer and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became a part of the Seattle band Heart. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ... For other uses, see Heart (disambiguation). ... Katarina Witt (December 3, 1965, Staaken) is a German figure skater, in Germany commonly affectionately called Kati Witt. Won two Olympic Gold Medals for East Germany, first in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. ... This article is about the grunge band. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ...

Soundtrack

As with all of Cameron Crowe's films, the soundtrack constitutes an important backdrop to the film. (Crowe was a journalist with Rolling Stone in the 1970s.) Highlights include: This article is about the magazine. ...

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WashingtonPost.com: 'Jerry Maguire' Comes On Strong (654 words)
The word on "Jerry Maguire," at least from this corner, is good…real good, in fact.
Maguire's road to Hollywood redemption is a drawn-out affair.
When, in a telephone conversation at the SMI office, Maguire begs Tidwell to remain his client, the fl footballer, swinging to the rhythm of a rap song at home, demands a show of verbal enthusiasm.
WashingtonPost.com: 'Jerry Maguire': A Touchdown Pass (479 words)
As Jerry is haranguing his client to get back on the ice pronto, the kid flips him the bird.
Cruise seems to have grown as much as Jerry, for he brings gentleness, warmth and lightheartedness to this role, qualities that we haven't seen since he played air guitar in his underpants in "Risky Business" 13 years ago.
Jerry Maguire is rated R for language, sex and nudity in a locker room scene.
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