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Jerry Maguire

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Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film stars Tom Cruise (in the title role of a sports agent), Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger. Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Bonnie Hunt, Regina King and Jonathan Lipnicki also have significant roles.

The film tells the story of Maguire, a professional sports agent whose crisis of faith leads him to write a memorandum that advocates better service, fewer clients, and less focus on the bottom line. After he distributes the memo to his fellow agents, it gets him fired from his high-profile job. He decides to form his own agency, but is only able to convince one of his clients (played by Gooding) to stay with him, and a single employee (played by Zellweger) to join his new company.

Gooding won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rod Tidwell, the football player who sticks with Maguire; Cruise was nominated for an Best Actor in a Leading Role. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture; crew members on the film were nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

Famous quotation

Jerry Maguire: What can I do for YOU, Rod?
Rod Tidwell: It's a very personal, very important thing. Hell, it's a family motto. Now are you ready? Just checking to make sure you're ready (Rod turns his boom box real low) here it is -- show me the money. (He now blasts the boom box at full level) OHHH!!!! SHOW! ME! THE! MONEY! Doesn't it make you feel good just to say that, Jerry? Say it with me one time brother!
Maguire: Show you the money.
Tidwell: Oh, come on, you can do better than that! I want you to say it brother with meaning! Hey, I got Bob Sugar on the other line I better hear you say it!
Maguire: Yeah, yeah - no, show you the money!
Tidwell: AH! Not show YOU! Show ME the money!
Maguire: Show me the money!
Tidwell: Yeah, that's it brother but you got to yell that shit!
Maguire: Show me the money!
Tidwell: Louder!
Maguire: SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Trivia

  • Tom Hanks was originally offered the title role, but turned it down.

External links

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