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Sunday September 23rd 2018

Jerry Maguire | 1996

Jerry Maguire filming location: Ocean Front Walk, Marina Del Rey
Jerry Maguire: Jerry Maguire's beachfront home/office (undergoing a bit of renovation): Ocean Front Walk, Marina Del Rey

Cameron Crowe’s tale of a sports agent undergoing a crisis of conscience used 70 locations around Los Angeles, plus scenes filmed in Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona.

The headquarters of ‘Sports Management International’ is a huge set built at Sony Studios in Culver City, an homage to the vast, impersonal office of Billy Wilder’s The Apartment.

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) gets talking to Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger) when she loses her son on the luggage carousel at John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana in Orange County, which became the ‘Louisville’ airport for Michael Mann’s The Insider.

Jerry Maguire filming location: Au Fudge, Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
Jerry Maguire: Jerry gets the sack from Bob Sugar: Au Fudge, Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

'Cronin's', the informal eatery where Jerry finds himself sacked by his former protegé Bob Sugar (Jay Mohr), is now child-friendly restaurant Au Fudge, 9010 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, co-owned by Jessica Biel. This seems to be a rather kiddie-centred area – the eagle eyed will have spotted the old Tumble Time kids gym through the window across Melrose.

Jerry Maguire filming location: 23rd Street, Manhattan Beach
Jerry Maguire: Dorothy's modest little bungalow: 23rd Street, Manhattan Beach

When Jerry leaves the building, the only employee who goes with him is Dorothy (apart from Flipper the goldfish, who doesn't have much say in the matter).

She doesn't seem to be exactly on the breadline, though. Dorothy lives in Manhattan Beach, a couple of miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), at 527 23rd Street, off North Blanche Road. The charming little bungalow is now worth around $2,400,000.

Worth even more is Jerry Maguire's beachfront home/office, which went on the market at $2,675,000. It's north of (LAX) at 3811 Ocean Front Walk, between Galleon and Hurricane Streets, Marina Del Rey. It's currently (April 2018) undergoing serious renovation.

Jerry Maguire filming location: Paco’s Tacos Cantina, South Centinela Avenue, Culver City
Jerry Maguire: Jerry and Dorothy blur the line between an office meeting and a first date: Paco’s Tacos Cantina, South Centinela Avenue, Culver City

The rather OTT Mexican restaurant where Jerry and Dorothy blur the line between an office meeting and a first date, with the help of a Mariachi band, is Paco’s Tacos Cantina, 4141 South Centinela Avenue in Culver City.

The 'Camel Chevrolet' commercial shoot, where Rod Tidwell (Oscar-winning Cuba Gooding Jr) refuses to mount camel is in Arizona, against the backdrop of the majestic rock formation of Flat Iron Peak in the Superstition Mountains of Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 North Apache Trail, Apache Junction.

Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. The legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine centers around the Superstition Mountains (their name inspired by Pima Indian legends), where a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz supposedly discovered a mother lode of gold and only revealed its location on his deathbed to a boarding-house owner who had taken care of him for many years.

Several mines have been claimed to be Waltz's but no claims have yet been verified. Learn more at the Superstition Mountain Museum , 4087 North Apache Trail, in Apache Junction.

The climactic football game, where Tidwell gets knocked out cold, was played in the Sun Devil Stadium, 500 East Veterans Way, on the campus of Arizona State University, between First and Fifth Streets and Rural and Mill Avenues, downtown Tempe.

The Stadium has been the setting for several movies over the years, including the 1976 version of A Star is Born with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, Joel and Ethan Coen's 1987 Raising Arizona, 1980's Used Cars and two rockumentaries – U2's 1988 Rattle and Hum and The Rolling Stones' 1983 Let's Spend the Night Together.