Tin Cup

Tin Cup

5.0 3
Director: Ron Shelton

Cast: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin

     
 

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Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a talented golf pro, who owns his own driving range. That sounds impressive, but the reality is quite different. While it's true that Roy is indeed a talented golfer and does own a driving range, it is in a tiny, unheard of Texas backwater. With almost no customers, he is likely to go broke. His golfing talents remain untapped and his… See more details below

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Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a talented golf pro, who owns his own driving range. That sounds impressive, but the reality is quite different. While it's true that Roy is indeed a talented golfer and does own a driving range, it is in a tiny, unheard of Texas backwater. With almost no customers, he is likely to go broke. His golfing talents remain untapped and his life is rapidly going nowhere. To pass the time, he drinks a lot of beer with his buddies, or swings at a bucket of balls. Sometimes, he even plays real golf, and his friend and assistant Romeo (Cheech Marin) caddies for him. That's all there is for Roy, until he is wakened from his deathlike reverie by a visit from a newcomer in town, psychologist Molly Griswold (Renee Russo). Teaching her how to swing a club reminds him of feelings he had nearly forgotten. Discovering that she is the girlfriend of his old golfing rival, David Simms (Don Johnson), goads him yet further, and he returns to the PGA golf tour to compete in the U.S. Open. Maybe he'll get Molly for himself, maybe not, but in the meantime he has some things to prove to himself.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The best sports comedy from co-writer/director Ron Shelton since Bull Durham (1988), this lively, funny character-driven piece is a kinder, gentler, and, since the subject is golf instead of baseball, more pastoral film than the one that made Shelton and star Kevin Costner famous. That doesn't mean that it's less of a movie, as Shelton offers up a handful of memorable scenes, one a classic involving the protagonist's inability, down to a seemingly genetic level, to make the smart play. Like so much of the rest of the film, it is a breathtaking bit of writing in its giddy duality, presenting the hero as both heartbreakingly stupid and yet simultaneously noble (and ultimately, right). Costner, who is sometimes unintentionally funny in the sort of smart, competent roles he usually takes, is perfectly likable and winning as a talented dope. Supporting work is uniformly good, with Rene Russo effectively brittle in the smart female lead role usually inhabited by Shelton's wife, Lolita Davidovich, and the future Nash Bridges pairing of Don Johnson and Cheech Marin winning in comic roles as, respectively, the film's antagonist and the hero's guy Friday. As proven by the later failure of The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), golf is a tough, slow-moving sport for cinematic translation, making Shelton's achievement with Tin Cup (1996) all the more impressive.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/2009
UPC:
0883929077236
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:15:00
Sales rank:
1,987

Special Features

Closed Caption; Production notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy
Rene Russo Dr. Molly Griswold
Cheech Marin Romeo Posar
Don Johnson David Simms
Dennis Burkley Earl
Linda Hart Doreen
Lou Myers Clint
Rex Linn Dewey
Richard Lineback Curt
Micky Jones Turk
Michael Milhoan Boone
George Perez Jose
Amy Alcott Actor
Kris Ancira Golden Tassel Dancer
Tommy Armour Actor
Gregory Avellone Man Behind the Ropes
Lance Barrow CBS Director
Brad Britton Jacobsen's Caddie
Susan Cabral Patient in Exit Room
Bill Caplan US Open Starter
Frank Chirkinian CBS Co-ordinator Producer
John Cook Actor
Bill Costner Grandparent With Dog
Joe Costner Grandchild
Sharon Costner Grandparent With Dog
Fred Couples Actor
Steve Elkington Actor
Arina Gasanova 19th Hole Waitress
Sandy Gibbons Local Qualifier Official
Brian Hammons Golf Channel Announcer
Rob Harris Simms' Agent
Harold G. Herthum Bartender
Peter Jacobsen Himself
Lee Janzen Actor
Jess King Guy at Bar
Nick Kiriazis Guy at Bar
Peter Kostis Golf Channel Reporter
Frederick Lewis Guy at Bar
Steven "Sven" Lewison Simms' Caddie
Bruce Lietzke Actor
Andrew Magee Actor
Jeff Maggert Actor
John Mahaffey Actor
Allan Malamud US Open Reporter
Billy Mayfair Actor
Blaine McCallister Actor
Gary McCord Himself
Sharyn McCreedy Golden Tassel Waitress
Jim McLean Actor
George Michael Host of "The Sports Machine"
Phil Mickelson Actor
Jim Nantz CBS Announcer
David Ogrin Actor
Jerry Pate Actor
Corey Pavin Actor
Tom Purtzer Actor
Mike Ritz Golf Channel Announcer
Jimmy Roberts ESPN Reporter
Del Roy Local Qualifier Starter
Craig Stadler Himself
Mike Standly PGA Golfer
Tom Todoroff Guy at Bar
Howard Twitty Actor
Ken Venturi CBS Announcer
D.A. Weibring Actor
Gregory Buff White PGA Tour Player
Kevin J. Wilson Mickelson's Caddie
Ben Wright CBS Announcer
Melissa Young Beautiful Blonde

Technical Credits
Ron Shelton Director,Producer,Screenwriter
James D. Bissell Production Designer
H. Gordon Boos Asst. Director
Russell Boyd Cinematographer
Gae S. Buckley Art Director
Christopher Burian-Mohr Art Director
Kellie Davis Associate Producer
Gary Foster Producer
Kirk A. Francis Sound/Sound Designer
Karin Freud Associate Producer
Ed Johnston Casting
David Lester Producer
Ric Mcelvin Set Decoration/Design
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
John Norville Screenwriter
Carol Oditz Costumes/Costume Designer
Kimberly Ray Editor
William Ross Score Composer
Paul Seydor Editor
Victoria Thomas Casting
Mark Vargo Camera Operator

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Tin Cup [FS]
3. Chapter 3 [8:22]
5. Chapter 5 [5:40]
14. Chapter 14 [4:36]
18. Chapter 18 [2:13]
21. Chapter 21 [2:36]
24. Chapter 24 [4:32]
29. Chapter 29 [5:09]
32. Chapter 32 [5:29]
36. End Credits [4:18]
Disc #1, Side B -- Tin Cup [WS]
3. Chapter 3 [8:22]
5. Chapter 5 [5:40]
14. Chapter 14 [4:36]
18. Chapter 18 [2:13]
21. Chapter 21 [2:36]
24. Chapter 24 [4:32]
29. Chapter 29 [5:09]
32. Chapter 32 [5:29]
36. End Credits [4:18]

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