CHAPTER 11

2011: Jerry MaGuire

How much work it takes before you see the money

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Jerry Maguire
Released: 1996
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr
Synopsis: 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 with the only athlete who stays with him.
Awards: 1 Oscar (Supporting Actor)
Trivia: This was Tom Cruise’s fifth consecutive $100m-plus film, which was a new record. The main character’s memo and mission statement was directly influenced by Jeffrey Katzenberg’s tirade after leaving Disney. The two most memorable quotes from the film are “Show me the money” and “You had me at hello”.
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