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Tin Cup (1996)

R  |   |  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 '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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$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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When filming at the Tubac Golf Resort in the Arizona desert, the script called for a water hazard. Since there were none on the course the filmmakers built one and named it "Tin Cup Lake". See more »

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In the bar after the first round, Roy commented that he didn't shoot an 82 because he missed a four footer on the 18th. The scoreboard showed that Roy shot 5 (par) on the 18th to shoot 83. Yet, following Roy's shot into the water on the 18th in the third round, broadcaster Jim Nantz stated that he had found the water for the third straight day. If Roy had put the ball in the water with his second shot on the 18th in the first round and missed a four footer on that green the best score he could have had would have been a 6. (Drive + shot into water + penalty stroke + approach shot + missed putt + made putt = 6) See more »

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Romeo Posar: You'd bury yourself in lye just to prove you could handle the shovel.
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Shelton plays golf.
21 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The game of golf never looked so exciting until Shelton came up with this little gem about a stubborn golfer and his peculiar approach to the game. Costner really works under Shelton's direction and snappy dialogue. The romance with Russo does not ring true but you somehow overlook it because of the convincing performances.


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