Tin Cup

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Tin Cup ★★★ 1996 (R)

You've got your romantic triangle, you've got your sports, you've got Costner reteamed with Shelton—”Bull Durham” on a golf course? Can lightening strike twice? Ron “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Costner) is a West Texas golf hustler who has the ability but not the steadiness to be on the pro tour. When McAvoy decides on a lastditch effort to qualify for the U.S. Open, he turns to psychologist Dr. Molly Griswold (Russo) to get his game together. And the fact that Molly is the girlfriend of McAvoy's longtime rival—and successful PGA player—Don Simms (Johnson), well Tin Cup isn't adverse to playing for the lady's affections either. The U.S. Open scenes were filmed at Houston's Kingwood Country Club and the actors do hit their own shots. 133m/C VHS, DVD . Kevin Costner, Don Johnson, Rene Russo, Richard “Cheech” Marin, Linda Hart, Dennis Burkley, Rex Linn, Lou Myers, Richard Lineback, Mickey Jones; D: Ron Shelton; W: Ron Shelton, John Norville; C: Russell Boyd; M: William Ross.