Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy film directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by Cameron Crowe, James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark and Richard Sakai. The screenplay was written by Cameron Crowe.
Rated: R (movie contains language and sexuality)
Run Time: 2h 19min
Release Date: December 13, 1996 (USA)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Sports
Director: Cameron Crowe
Studio: TriStar Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing
Budget: $50 Million
Box Office: $273.6 Million
Jerry Maguire stars Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Johathan Lipnicki, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kelly Preston, Jay Mohr, Jerry O’Connell, Beau Bridges, Regina King, Bonnie Hunt, Todd Louiso, Eric Stoltz, Jared Jussim, Glenn Frey, Lucy Liu, Ivana Milicevic, Donal Logue and Aries Spears.
Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a very successful high profile sports agent who has it all, the biggest clients, the respect of his peers and a beautiful fiance. However, something is missing. Jerry experiences a crisis of conscience and questions his purpose. Coming to terms with what’s wrong with his career, he stays up all night writing down his thoughts and ideas and ends up composing a heartfelt company-wide memo which he refers to as his mission statement. Caught up in the moment, he goes to a Kinkos and makes copies which get distributed company-wide for everyone in his firm. Unfortunately his opinions are not met with the same enthusiasm from his superiors and it gets him fired from the largest sports agency in the United States.
He rushes back to his office and desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts calling all of his contacts. Meanwhile, his firm had prepared for this and had every agent start calling Jerry’s clients telling them that he had a breakdown and they would be taking over for him. After a mad flurry, Jerry was able to convince two of his clients to stay with him. Jerry then proceeds to gather his belongings and make his way and stops to ask if anyone at his firm would go with him to start his own sports agency.
The only person from his former firm that would join him when he was fired was Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger), an idealistic single mom who sees potential in Jerry. Banking on their sole existing client, volatile Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry sets out with the impossible task of rebuilding what he once had while starting to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work. Can Jerry resurrect his career while staying true to himself?
“Show me the money!” – Rod Tidwell
“First class, that’s what’s wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it’s a better life.” – Dorothy Boyd
“Hey, I don’t have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.” – Dicky Fox
“Hello. I’m looking for my wife. Alright. If this is where it has to happen, then this is where it has to happen. I’m not letting you get rid of me. How about that? This used to be my specialty. I was good in a living room. Send me in there, I’ll do it alone. And now I just… I don’t know… but our little company had a big night tonight. A really big night. But it wasn’t complete, it wasn’t nearly close to being in the same vicinity as complete, because I couldn’t share it with you. I couldn’t hear your voice, or laugh about it with you. I missed my wife. We live in a cynical world, and we work in a business of tough competitors, I love you. You complete me. And I just…” – Jerry Maguire
“Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at Hello!” – Dorothy Boyd
Official Movie Trailer
Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire
Renee Zellweger as Dorothy Boyd
Jonathan Lipnicki as Ray Boyd
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rod Tidwell
Kelly Preston as Avery Bishop
Jay Mohr as Bob Sugar
Jerry O’Connell as Frank Cushman
Beau Bridges as Matt Cushman
Regina King as Marcee Tidwell
Bonnie Hunt as Laurel Boyd
Todd Louiso as Chad the Nanny
Eric Stoltz as Ethan Vanhere
Jared Jussim as Dicky Fox
Glenn Frey as Dennis Wilburn
Lucy Liu as Former Girlfriend
Ivana Milicevic as Former Girlfriend
Donal Logue as Rick
Aries Spears as Tee Pee