Jerry McGuire

Jerry McGuire is a film about a successful sports agent who suddenly finds himself without a job, a fiance, and friends, after writing an article called the Mission Statement. In this article he describes how agents should have fewer clients and treat them with personal care. However, because of the article he becomes an outcast, losing all of his clients but one, Rod Tidwell. With the help of a wonderful woman and his one loyal client, Jerry literally takes his own advice from the article and once again rises to fame.

  • Starring: Tom Cruise and Kelly Preston
  • Director(s): Cameron Crowe
  • Producer(s): Jerry McGuire Productions
  • Screenwriter(s): Cameron Crowe
  • Distributor: TriStar Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Unknown
  • Release Date: Friday, December 13, 1996
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

When Jerry quits and leaves his office he decides to take a fish from the aquarium with him. He takes a net and scoops the fish out of the water, placing it in a zip lock bag. He then carries the bag with the fish inside to the elevator and enters. Later the fish is seen in a bowl on top of a shelf in his house. For this scene the actor swished the net around the aquarium to establish the shot of him trying to retrieve the fish then he gently places a fish inside. The actor was very careful in handling the bag with the goldfish inside. When each take was completed the fish were placed in an airiated bucket by themselves. Several fish were used so that they could be rotated between takes. Rod is doing a commercial with a camel when Jerry walks up. The camel is heard growling behind Rod and walking from A to B. The trainer placed the camel on his mark and gave the lead rope to the actor and cued the camel to stay. Other animal action consists of dog watching Jerry and his fiance making love. The dog is lying on the floor and yawns. A small fish aquarium is seen in the background of Ray's room containing one goldfish.