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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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Earl
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Dewey
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Clint
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Jose
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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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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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16 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Juegos de pasión  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

Roy's friend and sometime caddy, Earl, played by Dennis Burkley, wears several shirts from TCU throughout the movie. That is where Burkley went to college. See more »

Goofs

On the 10th green in the final round of the US Open, Roy tugs up each pant leg and squats down to line up a putt. The camera angle then changes, but shows a repeat of the same action. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Molly Griswold: Doreen, how did he get the name Tin Cup?
Doreen: Oh, he was the catcher on the high school baseball team. The star pitcher had a big-league curve... not all of his pitches hit Roy in the mitt, ouch. The team thought Tin Cup was a whole lot better than Clank.
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Where Are You Boy
Written by Gordon Kennedy, Richard Fagan
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I have seen this film 20 times, and it only get´s better...
2 January 2004 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

First of all, this is a golf film. A great golf film. The best golf film. But there is more to it than just being a golf film. It´s the classic tale of a washed-up hero wanting to get the girl. But Kevin Costner gives this role something more. Okay, it´s not an oscar-winning role, but the performance sure as heck should be.

And it´s nice to see a golf film with a screenwriter who actually seems to know what the game really is about. For those who are not into golf, just look at Mr. Costner´s every move and how he delivers his lines as a drunken golf pro. In fact the whole cast is excellent. In comparison to films like Bagger Vance, Happy Gilmore and Caddyshack this film is the only one that explains why we men are so hooked on this game. If you see this movie more than five times, the music might start to get on your nerves. But it´s okay, it´s impossible to add music to a golf film, because the sport itself is so timeless and silent.


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