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Tin Cup (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  16 August 1996 (USA)
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A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.

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Roy McAvoy
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David Simms
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Doreen
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Earl
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Dewey
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Clint
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Boone
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Roy 'Tin cup' McAvoy, a failed pro golfer who lives at the run-down driving range which he manages with his sidekick and caddy Romeo in the West Texas tin pot town of Salome, ends up signing over ownership to a madam of 'show girls' to pay off debts. His foxy novice golf pupil, female psychiatrist Dr. Molly Griswold, turns out to be the new girlfriend of McAvoy's sarcastic one-time college golf partner, slick PGA superstar David Simms, who drops by to play into Roy's fatal flaw: the inability to resist a dare, all too often causing him to lose against lesser players, in this case gambling away his car. Falling for Molly, Roy decides to become her patient; in order to earn her respect, he decides to try to qualify for the US Open, after starting off as Simm's caddy 'for the benefit of his experience'. His talent proves more then adequate, but over-confident negligence of risks, while pleasing the crowds, is murder on his scores, while Simms spits on the fans but never wastes a point... Written by KGF Vissers

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Golf pro. Love amateur.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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16 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,128,834 (USA) (16 August 1996)

Gross:

$53,854,588 (USA) (22 November 1996)
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John Leguizamo was considered for the part of Romeo. See more »

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During David Simms' charity golf tournament where he employs Roy (Tin Cup) as his caddy, the word 'NISSAN' on David's cap disappears and reappears again. See more »

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Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: You don't think I can knock it on from there?
Commentator: Let's just say it's a low-percentage shot.
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: Well, so am I! I mean, look at me, all right, what I'm wearing. I mean, I'm playing for Rio Grande Short-Haul Trucking, Briggs and Brown Sanitation, First State Bank of Salome, Woody's Smokehouse... You think a... you think a guy like me bothers to worry about the percentages?
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Back to Salome
Written by Shawn Colvin
Performed by Shawn Colvin
Produced by Shawn Colvin
Engineered & mixed by Fred Remmert
Publisdhes by AGF Music Ltd/Scred Songs, admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
(p) Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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Charming
3 August 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Talented but unlucky golfer, Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) pursues glamorous therapist, Dr Molly Griswold (Rene Russo). Even though it's a Costner movie, it's actually a decent, surprisingly well-observed romantic comedy

The American Dream is brought nicely down to earth in this gentle comedy drama. Costner plays Roy McAvoy, an underachieving golf-whizz living in a small Texan town, who falls for Molly (Russo), the girlfriend of his arch rival David Simms (Don Johnson). Luckily for him, she agrees to sleep with him after he chips a ball from the clubhouse carpet and hits a pelican sitting outside. Molly gives Roy a good soul-searching pep talk and it isn't long before he's back playing professionally - and, before you know it, swinging his sticks in the US Open.

Tin Cup's big surprise is the film's unconventional ending, allowing us to forgive director Ron Shelton's clumsy, problematic dramatic structure and odd fascination with capturing Costner's highlighted mullet.

The dialogue and characters are convincing and intelligently developed. Russo wears vulnerability and neediness like a second skin, while Costner plays the tragic hero with considerable charm.


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