‘ still makes bank. When the romantic comedy Jerry Maguire hit theaters Dec. 13, 1996, it featured a career-altering performance by superstar Tom Cruise and the breakthroughs of Cuba Gooding Jr.
This line is spoken by Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. , in the film Jerry Maguire, directed by Cameron Crowe (1996). Jerry Maguire ( Tom Cruise ) is a sports agent. He has the ability to show his clients some money—you might even say the money.
By Cameron Hogwood Crowe’s focus isn’t on the future Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowler, but instead the agent tasked with representing him, Leigh Steinberg . This was the latest field trip during an 18-month exposure to Steinberg’s life as one of the most powerful figures in sport.
When Jerry leaves his job, there’s only one person who’s willing to come with him: a 26-year-old single mom named Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger). They eventually get married , both of them trying to will their best lives into existence.
This line is from the film Jerry Maguire , directed by Cameron Crowe (1996).
Summaries. 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 colleague.
The happy ending is brought about when Jerry starts being the husband he said he’d be and when his client, Tidwell, scores an $11 million contract.
As Cruise famously said in his role as Jerry Maguire , “Show me the money!” Cruise holds the distinction of having the third-highest-paying role ever for starring in the fourth “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” according to Business Insider. He was paid $75 million for the job.
The 20 Richest Sports Agents in the World Scott Boras – $100 million. Constantin Dumitrascu – $89 million. Jorge Mendes – $88 million. Sam and Seth Levinson – $67 million. Drew Rosenhaus – $65 Million. Greg Genske – $42 million. Casey Close – $40.7 million. Jeff Schwartz – $40.65 million.
We rank the top 10 most powerful agents. Drew Rosenhaus , Rosenhaus Sports. 8 of 10. Todd France , France All Pro Athlete Management. 7 of 10. Eugene Parker . 6 of 10. Joel Segal , BEST Football. 5 of 10. David Dunn , Athletes First. 4 of 10. Jason Fletcher. 3 of 10. Leigh Steinberg. 2 of 10. Jimmy Sexton. 1 of 10.
The best movie I have seen this summer is “Jerry Maguire ,” a 1996 film that was released to home video in late spring. It was a popular film in the theaters, it has been at the top of the video sales charts for the last month, and, mark my words, in repeat viewings, it looks more and more like a movie classic .
Maguire receives a contract offer for Rod Tidwell from the Arizona Cardinals, a three-year deal worth $1.4 million (1997 base salary: $350,000, 1998 base salary: $450,000, 1999 base salary: $600,000), but he rejects it and lets Tidwell play out the final year of his contract so that he can become a free agent.
Jerry Maguire is about redemption and love. It’s about finding one’s heart and soul in a business climate that attempts to rip both away.
For the record, a “ Jerry Maguire Moment ” is loosely considered by pop culture to be one’s moment of sudden career clarity; that precise moment in time where you say, “I’m out!” and leave your safe, secure, high profile job to pursue something more meaningful to you.