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Tin Cup (1996)

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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 successful rival's girlfriend.

Director:

Ron Shelton
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Roy McAvoy
Rene Russo ... Dr. Molly Griswold
Don Johnson ... David Simms
Cheech Marin ... Romeo Posar
Linda Hart ... Doreen
Dennis Burkley ... Earl
Rex Linn ... Dewey
Lou Myers ... Clint
Richard Lineback ... Curt
George Perez ... Jose
Mickey Jones ... Turk
Michael Milhoan ... Boone
Gary McCord ... Himself
Craig Stadler ... Himself
Peter Jacobsen ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

golf | nickname | love | kiss | friend | See All (19) »

Taglines:

Golf pro. Love amateur.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juegos de pasión See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,128,834, 18 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,854,588, 24 November 1996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,900,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Costner is shown at times drinking Shiner Bock Beer. This beer is brewed in Shiner, Texas. See more »

Goofs

According to the US Golf Association, a player can borrow a ball from another player as long as it's the same brand and model, so if Roy hit his last ball into the water, he may or may not have been disqualified, as Romeo stated. See more »

Quotes

Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: It won't always be like this, you know.
Dr. Molly Griswold: What?
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: With me surrounded by all these guys, snoring... stripper ex-girlfriend laying across from us... caddy sleeping next to her. It won't always be like this.
Dr. Molly Griswold: Yes, it will.
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Alternate Versions

At least one network television version adds a scene just before the U.S. Open, in which Roy and Romeo are almost kept from entering due to their shabby clothes and winnebago. David Simms then shows up, "heroically" points out that Roy's name is misspelled on the roster, and they all enter... but Roy's winnebago causes a considerable amount of (unintentional) property damage due to its height. But this makes Romeo's surprised observation in the next scene that David is present less understandable. See more »


Soundtracks

Let Me Into Your Heart
Written by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter
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Just an awesome film
4 February 2001 | by PabloGTSee all my reviews

If somebody watches Tin Cup and does not find this movie a "must-see", it might be either because you don't know golf, or because you take life too easy. This film is nothing but irresistible. It combines those tiny-little-moments that we golfers must face every time we are in the golf course (yes, we may not be facing the US Open title, but golf gives us a chance to know ourselves every time we hit the ball: Do I play safe or do I take chances? Am I a winner, or am I a loser? Do I have nerves, or do I simply breakdown?). Tin Cup goes insight all of that, and it shows it to us, in such a simple form through the eyes and life of Roy McAvoy and his buddies, that at the end you find yourself with nothing but the urge to rent it again. Forget for a while about the romance and the girl, if so you want, but don't deny that the songs, the views, and the dialogue are superb. See it as a great sport movie, with a clear lesson to all of us: In life as in Golf, it is you who make that final call. A good call means success; a bad one, well I guess you know where the rest goes.


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