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.
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
Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s character in the film is named "Rod Tidwell", and played for the Arizona Cardinals. Tidwell's name may be inspired by Bill Bidwell, the owner of the team for 45 years, who oversaw the team's move from St. Louis to Arizona. He is thanked in the credits. See more »
When Jerry is in Dorothy's house she asks if he wants the frozen mugs, the next time they show the mugs, they are not frozen. See more »
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. 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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