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Romantic sports comedy focuses on the off-field action and makes an agent the good guy. Risky business in an era of strikes, lockouts, and astronomical salaries, but writer/director Crowe manages to pull it off. Cruise is well-used as the title character in the story of a shark-like sports agent who sees the error of his ways and transforms into...a more moral sports agent. Somewhat regretting his momentary twinge of honor (which gets him fired from his ultra-huge agency), he allies himself with his obnoxious and least important client Rod Tidwell (Gooding Jr.), as well as Dorothy, an adoring young accountant (Zellweger) with a lovable young son (Lipnicki, making a strong bid for Culkin-like stardom). Famously well-researched, film sports great dialogue, talented leads, great supporting cast and a mega-star currently riding a wave of $100-million-plus films (talk about "Show me the money!"). Pop culture bonus points for coining 1996's most memorable catch phrase, which Crowe took from real life ex-Phoenix Cardinal Tim McDonald, and is now being used to sell everything from magazines to t-shirts.

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Available on Running time 135 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Football, Coming of Age, Ethics & Morals, Sports Comedies, Wedding Bells, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Single Parents
Screenplay
Cameron Crowe
Cast
Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Bonnie Hunt, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Regina King, Glenn Frey, Jonathan Lipnicki, Todd Louiso, Mark Pellington
Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski
Director
Cameron Crowe
Music
Nancy Wilson
Other
Eric Stoltz
Producer
James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Laurence Mark, TriStar Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1996: Support. Actor (Gooding); Golden Globes 1997: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Cruise); MTV Movie Awards 1997: Male Perf. (Cruise); Natl. Bd. of Review 1996: Actor (Cruise); Screen Actors Guild 1996: Support. Actor (Gooding); Broadcast Film Critics 1996: Breakthrough Perf. (Zellweger), Support. Actor (Gooding).

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Jerry Maguire
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Nicholle

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a talented sports agent who has a stressful job of finding teams for athletes which makes him and his clients lots of money. Jerry is tired of being dishonest to his clients and decides that it is better to be true to yourself and not deceit others,and when he notifies all his co-workers about his new life philosophy his boss is mad and fires him. Jerry quickly calls all his clients to switch over to his new company and only one will go with him who is an Arizona Cardinal named Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding). Jerry hires one employee named Dorthy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) who he worked with at his last job but he doesn't have much money to pay her. They start dating and then decide to get married so he can give her insurance and share expenses. Dorthy loves Jerry and ends up leaving him and Jerry argues a lot with Rod but ends up getting him a 11.2 million dollar deal, decides he loves Dorthy and goes to find her. This 1996 movie is a great love story that you won't want to miss.

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Stacey

The fun comedy Jerry Maguire came out in 1996 and has a run time of 135 minutes. Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a sports agent. He’s a hard worker and does anything he can to get the best contracts for his clients. He had a good job, making good money. He soon starts to have second thoughts and when he voiced his opinion on his doubts, he gets fired and loses all of his clients. He becomes independent sports agent. He saves Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) as a client and hires Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) as his accountant. Jerry Maguire is a love story and comedy that will keep you laughing all the way through.