R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.
Roy's friend and sometime caddy, Earl, played by Dennis Burkley, wears several shirts from TCU throughout the movie. That is where Burkley went to college.
Dr. Molly Griswold:
I'm a, like, terrible shrink, probably. I should have never gotten out of real estate, shit, actually, I should have never left Ohio for that cowboy in Amarillo, but... Have you ever been to Amarillo?
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: Cowboy?
Dr. Molly Griswold: Yeah. It's not as romantic when you're ...
CBS golf producer Lance Barrow offers that Salome is in West Texas near Floydada. Floydada is in the panhandle about 60 miles east of Lubbock, not near Fort Stockton as the road signs at the first of the movie suggest. Barrow is from Floydada and was probably giving a shout out to folks back home.
At least one network television version adds a scene just before the U.S. Open, in which Roy and Romeo are almost kept from entering due to their shabby clothes and winnebago. David Simms then shows up, "heroically" points out that Roy's name is misspelled on the roster, and they all enter... but Roy's winnebago causes a considerable amount of (unintentional) property damage due to its height. But this makes Romeo's surprised observation in the next scene that David is present less understandable.
$10,128,834 18 August 1996