A lackadaisical one-time golf pro, now operating a run-down driving range in Texas, gets his competitive juices flowing again when a slick former colleague shows up and asks him to be his--gasp!--caddie. Not only will the washed-up hacker not deign to be a caddie, he falls for and ultimately seduces the pro's beautiful psychologist girlfriend and launches a motivated bid for the U.S. Open. A winning comedy from the creator of "Bull Durham."
Kevin Costner - Oscar winning American actor, director, DANCES WITH WOLVES
Don Johnson - American Film/TV Actor
Cheech Marin - American Comic Actor
Richard Marin - American Comic Actor
Richard "Cheech" Marin - American Comic Actor
Ron Shelton - Sports-obsessed writer/director, BULL DURHAM/TIN CUP
Rene Russo - American Actress/Model
At one time, Roy McAvoy coulda been a contender in a major golf tournament. Now, the ambition-free McAvoy runs a failing, armadillo-infested golf range. When sexy psychiatrist Molly Griswold comes to Roy for lessons, he's immediately smitten with her. But the ne'er-do-well realizes that the only way he'll have a chance with her is if he shapes up his act. Complicating matters is Molly's smug boyfriend David, an old friend of Roy's who is now a top golf pro. After a humiliating gig working as David's caddy, Roy decides to enter the U.S. Open. Although a long-shot, the underdog sees the Open as an opportunity to show up David, win Molly's heart -- and prove to himself he's not a loser.
Released theatrically in the USA August 16, 1996. Co-produced by Monarchy Enterprises and Regency Entertainment. Color by Technicolor; in Panavision Widescreen; in SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound). Additional cast: Mickey Jones (Turk) and Michael Milhoan (Boone). Additional credits: Karin Freud and Kellie Davis (associate producers); Ed Johnston (casting). Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1996 Warner Bros., Monarchy Enterprises B.V. and Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc.
"...A stack of rich, raw Texan songs...which cunningly parallel most of the twists of the story..." - 11/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.58-9
"...[A] quirkily easygoing comedy....[Cheech Marin] hits a hole-in-one performance..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 08/16/1996 USA Today, p.1D
"...Genial, funky charm....You can get a lift from [Costner's] foxy enjoyment of life..." -- Rating: A- - 08/16/1996 Entertainment Weekly, pp.44-5
"...Amiable and constantly amusing....[Costner does] his most appealing work in years..." - 08/05/1996 Variety
"...TIN CUP is well written. The dialogue is smart and fresh....The movie is strong in supporting characters..." - 08/16/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35
"...Costner fizzes with a mix of pathos and swagger..." - 11/01/2003 Total Film, p.128