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.
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
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 »
At the start of the last round of the US Open, Simms's hat goes back and forth from being blank to saying INFINITI when he is talking to Tin Cup on the first hole's teebox. See more »
This movie is perhaps my most watched movie that I don't own. Every time it's on TV, it seems to find my TV screen... even if I'm not looking for it. But even after multitudes of viewings, something struck me after watching it again tonight... what a GREAT job Kevin Costner did in this role! And WHY do I say that? Because this is one of his few films where I didn't realize I was watching Kevin Costner! Usually, he plays a role that's too big for him to chew... and you painfully watch him try to make something of it, all the while your conscience says, "I'm watching a Kevin Costner flick... this is painful".
BUT NOT WITH TIN CUP. I actually found myself 2/3 through the movie quizzing myself on who the actor was... I could swear I've seen him somewhere before...
Keven Costner totally loses himself in this role... so much so that he wonderfully loses his identity as Kevin Costner.
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