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Co-written and directed by Ron Shelton, who helmed sports classics ''Film/BullDurham'' and ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump''; like those two films, ''Tin Cup'' was applauded for its intelligent and hilarious take on athletic egos, its well-drawn characters and romance, and wonderfully turning formulaic sports tropes on its head.

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Co-written and directed by Ron Shelton, Creator/RonShelton, who helmed sports classics ''Film/BullDurham'' and ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump''; like those two films, ''Tin Cup'' was applauded for its intelligent and hilarious take on athletic egos, its well-drawn characters and romance, and wonderfully turning formulaic sports tropes on its head.


* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself almost out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it. Dave, who ''needs'' a birdie to win, decides to lay up, giving up on winning just so he doesn't look bad]].

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* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself almost out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it. Dave, who ''needs'' a birdie needs an ''eagle'' to win, decides to lay up, giving up on winning just so he doesn't look bad]].



* MeaninglessVillainVictory: After Roy takes 13 or 14 attempts to sink a difficult hole, putting him out of a victory at the US Open, SmugSnake [[TheRival Rival]] David laughingly comments Roy really knows how to go down in flames. Roy simply replies, "Nice ''par'', Dave." In short, [[LoserGetsTheGirl "faint heart never won fair lady."]]

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* MeaninglessVillainVictory: After Roy takes 13 or 14 5 attempts to sink a difficult hole, hole (along with 5 penalty strokes), putting him out of a victory at the US Open, SmugSnake [[TheRival Rival]] David laughingly comments Roy really knows how to go down in flames. Roy simply replies, "Nice ''par'', Dave." In short, [[LoserGetsTheGirl "faint heart never won fair lady."]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Roy [[spoiler: after holing out the impossible approach at the 18th but voluntarily threw away the U.S. Open in the process. Molly praises him, saying no one will remember who won years from now, but everyone will remember his infamous 12.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Roy [[spoiler: after holing out the impossible approach at the 18th but voluntarily threw away the U.S. Open in the process. Molly praises him, saying no one will remember who won years from now, but everyone will remember his infamous 12.12 and that his top ten finish qualified him for the next tournament automatically.]]


* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, four golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under), Rory [=McIlroy=] and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under), and Gary Woodland (13 under). [[note]]Those are just the winning scores from 2000, 2011, 2017, and 2019 respectively; Koepka's 2017 title would feature seven total players at least 10 under, and Koepka also finished 10 under as runner up to Woodland.[[/note]]

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* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, four golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under), Rory [=McIlroy=] and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under), and Gary Woodland (13 under). [[note]]Those are just the winning scores from 2000, 2011, 2017, and 2019 respectively; Koepka's 2017 title would feature seven total players at least 10 under, and Koepka also finished 10 under as runner up to Woodland.[[/note]][[/note]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Roy's friends just love waffle houses.

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* MissKitty: Doreen, though she isn't a madame, but the owner of a strip club.


* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself almost out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it]].

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* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself almost out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it]].it. Dave, who ''needs'' a birdie to win, decides to lay up, giving up on winning just so he doesn't look bad]].


* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: At the beginning of the film, Roy stumps his pals on the famous "Doctor's Son" puzzle, before Molly waltzes in and gives the correct answer.

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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: At the beginning of the film, Roy stumps his pals on the famous "Doctor's Son" puzzle, before Molly waltzes in and gives the correct answer.[[note]]Molly knows it as a stock riddle to show gender stereotypes. None of the others even consider that the doctor would be a woman.[[/note]]


* ImprobableAimingSkills: Roy has a knack for this; when he's on, he can hit shots that even the best pros think are impossible. Of course, they think that way for a reason, and [[RealityEnsues Roy has learned the hard way in the past that low-percentage shots tend to fail more often than not.]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Roy has a knack for this; when he's on, he can hit shots that even the best pros think are impossible. Of course, they think that way for a reason, and [[RealityEnsues Roy has learned the hard way in the past that low-percentage shots tend to fail more often than not.]]


* SelfImposedChallenge: During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this -- even ''putting'' with the 7.

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* SelfImposedChallenge: InUniverse example. During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this -- even ''putting'' with the 7.


* SelfImposedChallenge: During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this.

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* SelfImposedChallenge: During the Open qualifying tournament, Roy gets in a heated argument with Romeo and proceeds to snap all his clubs out of spite except for his 7 iron. He still ends up winning despite this.this -- even ''putting'' with the 7.

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* MeaninglessVillainVictory: After Roy takes 13 or 14 attempts to sink a difficult hole, putting him out of a victory at the US Open, SmugSnake [[TheRival Rival]] David laughingly comments Roy really knows how to go down in flames. Roy simply replies, "Nice ''par'', Dave." In short, [[LoserGetsTheGirl "faint heart never won fair lady."]]


* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it]].

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* DownToTheLastPlay: Roy, David, and real-life pro Peter Jacobsen (of future ''Golden Tee'' fame) are all in the mix for the championship heading to the 72nd and final hole of the U.S. Open. [[spoiler: Roy shoots himself almost out of contention by trying to once again hit an impossible approach to the green instead of laying up, and goes down to his last ball before finally nailing it]].


* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, three golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under) and Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under).

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* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, three four golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under) and under), Rory McIlroy [=McIlroy=] and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under).under), and Gary Woodland (13 under). [[note]]Those are just the winning scores from 2000, 2011, 2017, and 2019 respectively; Koepka's 2017 title would feature seven total players at least 10 under, and Koepka also finished 10 under as runner up to Woodland.[[/note]]


* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe; Romeo likes to bring up how Roy blew a chance at becoming a pro golfer when Roy needs to be humbled.


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* OnceDoneNeverForgotten: Romeo likes to bring up how Roy blew a chance at becoming a pro golfer when Roy needs to be humbled.


* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: At the beginning of the film, Roy stumps his pals on the famous "Doctor's Son" puzzle, before Molly waltzes in and gives the correct answer.

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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: At the beginning of the film, Roy stumps his pals on the famous "Doctor's Son" puzzle, before Molly waltzes in and gives the correct answer.answer.
* TimeMarchesOn: Roy blows his chance at the Open by trying to get a record 10 under par, stating that not even Jack Nicklaus had done that (true). Since the movie's release, three golfers have beaten that: Tiger Woods (12 under) and Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka (both 16 under).


''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/ReneRusso, Don Johnson, and [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].

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''Tin Cup'' is a 1996 [[SportsStories sports]]-themed RomCom starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/ReneRusso, Don Johnson, Creator/DonJohnson, and [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].

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