• Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire

Release Date: December 13th, 1996

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 1997

R |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Regina King, Bonnie Hunt

Director: Cameron Crowe

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: TriStar Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Tristar, TriStar Pictures, Columbia TriStar Home Video

Keywords: Passionate, Son, 1990s, Los Angeles, Emotional, Charming, Love, Transformation, Underdog, Wife, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Working from his own original screenplay, Crowe builds a story line full of unexpected twists and digressions. show more

  • 87
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    Lusts for a feel-good ending the material doesn't comfortably provide. One can't help wondering how dismal Jerry and Dorothy's life together will be after the credits roll. show more

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Overstuffed but exuberantly humane. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated Best Picture