In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
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
There is a brief scene during the final round of the tournament where Corey Pavin and Fred Couples (actual PGA tour pros) discuss who the unknown Tin Cup is and the amazement that would come if he were to win the tournament. Earlier in the Film it was said that Roy(Costner) and Simms(Johnson) attended the University of Houston and won several titles together. In real life, Fred Couples and CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz, who also appeared in this film, as himself, played golf at the University of Houston. Had there been even more attention to detail in the writing of the film perhaps Nantz or Couples could have mentioned knowing Roy from their college days. See more »
Roy's entourage is seen behind him on the 72nd hole of the Open and also in the stands behind the green. See more »
[after Simms refuses to attempt a 250 yard shot over a water hazard]
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy:
Fifteen years on the tour an' you're still a fuckin' pussy.
Thirteen years on the driving range and you still think this game is about your testosterone count.
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This movie is fun. This movie is funny. It has the best of casts. The golf, even if you don't understand golf (and I don't) is great. The music is perfect for it. The ending isn't what you'd expect. This movie is a 10 plus all the way. The best part about it? Kevin Costner totally. Along with Cheech Marin, they make a great comedic team. Wish they'd team up again. Rent it and have a good time.
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