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Tin Cup (1996)

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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Release Date:

16 August 1996 (USA)  »

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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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The grandparents and grandchild with a dog in the scene where Simms yells at them after asking for an autograph are played by Kevin Costner's parents, Sharon Costner and Bill Costner. The grandchild is played by his son, Joe Costner. See more »

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As Roy steps out of the trailer and talks to Molly, the hair over his forehead changes from inside the hat, to outside and in again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Romeo Posar: You'd bury yourself in lye just to prove you could handle the shovel.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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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 See 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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