Rod Tidwell

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Make your life a happy one. That is where success is possible to every man.
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Rod Tidwell is a fictional character from the film Jerry Maguire. He is played by Cuba Gooding Jr.


- I got a shelf life of ten years, tops. My next contract's gotta bring me the dollars that'll last me and mine a long time. Shit, I'm out of this sport in 5 years. What's my family gonna live on? Huh?

- Anyone else would have left you by now, but I'm sticking with you. And if I have to ride your ass like Zorro, you're gonna show me the money.

- Jerry Maguire: How's your head? Rod Tidwell: Bubblicious.

- Rod Tidwell: Talking. Jerry Rice, Andre Reed, Chris Carter... I smoke all these fools. They are making the big sweet dollars. They are making the... quan, and you are talking.

Show Me the Money Scene

  • Rod has just told Jerry he will keep him as his agent
  • Jerry Maguire: That's great. I'm very... happy.
  • Rod Tidwell: That's what I'm gonna do for you. God bless you, Jerry. Now this is what you're gonna do for me. You listening?
  • Jerry Maguire: Yeah, yeah, 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!
  • Jerry Maguire: ...Show you the money.
  • Rod 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!
  • Jerry Maguire: Yeah, ye - no, show you the money!
  • Rod Tidwell: AH! Not show YOU! Show ME the money!
  • Jerry Maguire: Show me the money!
  • Rod Tidwell: Yeah, that's it brother but you got to yell that shit!
  • Jerry Maguire: Show me the money!
  • Rod Tidwell: Louder!
  • Jerry Maguire: Show me the money!