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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 ...
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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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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • UPC: 085391431831
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

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
Mickey Jones Turk
Michael Milhoan Boone
George Perez Jose
Amy Alcott
Kris Ancira Golden Tassel Dancer
Tommy Armour III
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
Bill Costner Grandparent With Dog
Joe Costner Grandchild
Sharon Costner Grandparent With Dog
Fred Couples
Steve Elkington
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
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
Andrew Magee
Jeff Maggert
John Mahaffey
Allan Malamud US Open Reporter
Billy Mayfair
Blaine McCallister
Gary McCord Himself
Sharyn McCreedy Golden Tassel Waitress
Jim McLean
George Michael Host of "The Sports Machine"
Phil Mickelson
Jim Nantz CBS Announcer
David Ogrin
Jerry Pate
Corey Pavin
Tom Purtzer
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
Ken Venturi CBS Announcer
D.A. Weibring
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic "boy meets girl"

    A sport movie (golf theme) with a romantic twist... A really good movie to watch time after time. Funny, romantic, competitive, it has it all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tin Cup Is Priceless

    I don't understand golf or necessarily like it, but this movie is so funny and entertaining, you don't mind it if you don't like the game. Kevin Costner is so adorable cute in this and a great golfer. Outstanding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the funniest movies ever made.

    From the opening credits, showing the armadillo-infested driving range in Texas, this movie will charm you. Russo, Costner and Morin give lovely performances from a witty and clever script. You can learn to enjoy golf, too. The soundtrack is a big plus, all original songs. Try singing along with "A little bit is better than nada" or "Flat broke and busted and all crapped out again"..they grow on you. Costner must be the most natural athlete to show up in contemporary films what a treasure he is. Tip: the more you watch it the funnier it gets.

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