Tin Cup – Filtered

Theatrical Release: August 16, 1996
DVD Release: April 29, 1997


Roy McAvoy is a failed pro golfer who lives in a Winnebago at a crummy driving range which he owns in the West Texas town of Salome. One day a beautiful woman, Dr. Molly Griswold, appears at his driving range for golf lessons. She turns out to be the new girlfriend of McAvoy’s longtime nemesis, the smarmy PGA superstar David Simms. Molly inspires Roy to start taking himself seriously again, and he decides to try to qualify for the US Open.

Dove Review

Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is crazy about golf, and has never made it to the big leagues, while his rival, David Simms, has learned how to play and hit the big time. Therapist Molly Griswald (Rene Russo) shows up for lessons, and Roy falls in love at first sight. The only problem is she is going out with Simms. Roy is so in love with her and wants to win her heart so he decides to try to win in the U.S.Open. Will Roy win Mollys heart??? This movie should appeal to a wide audience, beyond those who enjoy golf. It had a cute story line. I liked how Roy was in love with Molly and would do anything for her. It was funny when he didn’t know how to tell her he likes her so he went to one of her sessions and talked to her like he was talking about another girl. Then finally the truth comes out. It is a movie which moves along quickly and holds the viewer’s interest.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman kiss
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: None


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Ron Shelton and John Norville
Director: Ron Shelton
Producer: Gary Foster
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 135 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz