Tin Cup script
Tin Cup (1996)
Synopsis: Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) was a golf pro with a bright future, but his rebellious nature and bad attitude cost him everything. Now working as a golf instructor, he falls for his newest pupil, Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a psychiatrist who happens to be the girlfriend of PGA Tour star and Roy's rival, David Simms (Don Johnson). After he is humiliated by Simms at a celebrity golf tournament, McAvoy decides to make a run for the PGA Tour, as well as Molly's heart.

1.

TINNY CHEATIN' HEART MUSIC, the dull GROAN of a TRACTOR,

CRICKETS CHIRPIN' love songs, sporadic ZAPS from BUGLIGHTS, and an occasional random THWOCK as we -FADE

IN:

1 EXT. TEXAS - DRAMATIC ANGLE - SUNSET 1

Out west where the sun descends gloriously over desolatemountains. A sense of timeless and incorruptible beautyif you ignore the TWANG of the MUSIC, the SPUTTER of theTRACTOR, the ZAPS, the THWACKS... and something else...

... MEN'S VOICES. Garrulous with drink, fraternity and

amusement.

We PAN DOWN TO:

2 EXT. DRIVING RANGE - LATE DAY 2

A man, JOSE, is on the roof, wrestling with a ricketysatellite dish, stringing wire, trying to get it to work.

(We get glimpses of him throughout the scene as hestruggles with what is assuredly a pirate operation.)

Four of six floodlights nailed to the roof cast pools ofyellow into the gathering darkness. ROY "TIN CUP" McAVOY

stands under the swarm of moths crowding the brightestlight, hitting golf balls. THWOCK...! Launching them,

really, into the deepening night. There's a beer between

his legs. Behind him:

A group of men forms a semicircle, facing away from TinCup. These men are the range regulars: CURT, CLINT,

EARL, and DEWEY. Each man has money in one hand and hispreferred libation in the other. They're all lookingback and forth between the bug lights hung on the backwall, and muttering what sounds like bets to:

ROMEO POSAR -- a smaller man, he stands at the center of

the group with a handful of cash. Romeo is a part-timebookie and full-time driving range man. Born across the

river in Mexico, Romeo is Tin Cup's caddie, confidante,

best friend.

ROMEO:

Okay, all bets are down!

Their eyes rivet on the bug lights, edgy, hopeful,

until... ZAP! A BUG is ELECTROCUTED. And Dewey cheerstriumphantly while the other regulars mutter curses abouthow they woulda, coulda, shoulda bet.

2.

ROMEO:

Number one is the winner! Dewey

has the winner. Pays five to two!

Romeo quickly pays Dewey and more quickly takes money from

the losers. It's fast-paced, inane, time-killing

gambling. Tin Cup looks over.

TIN CUP:

Don't you shitheels ever get

bored?

The regulars flap dismissive palms and mutter in the

negative as they turn back to Romeo and the action at the

bug lights.

TIN CUP:

... 'Cuz I got a riddle.

Tin Cup leads the regulars inside.

CUT TO:

A3 INT. DRIVING RANGE - LATE DAY A3

Tin Cup holds court.

TIN CUP:

Takes about two ounces of brains

to figure it out. Anyone think

they got a brain with two ounces

of brains in it?

The regulars silently look at each other, reluctant to

reveal the heft of their brains.

TIN CUP:

For Chrissakes, boys! A little

self-confidence from the players'

gallery. We ain't talking long

division.

EARL:

(timidly)

How much we gotta lose?

TIN CUP:

You want to liven things up, Earl?

That's a hell of an idea. Say

everyone puts in twenty bucks and

the pot goes to whoever solves the

riddle.

DEWEY:

You going to get the riddle, Tin

Cup?

3.

TIN CUP:

(patiently)

Dewey. I'm the one asking the

riddle. I already know the

answer. I don't getta guess.

Although... We could say if I get

to five hundred bounces and no one

gets the riddle, I get the pot.

And I know what you're thinking.

It's an impossible riddle. Well,

It's not. It's an easy riddle.

And if somehow by the grace of

fluke luck I win, and you all

don't agree it was an easy

riddle, hell, I'll refund your

money.

EARL, CLINT & ALL

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Ron Shelton

Ron Shelton (September 15, 1945 in Whittier, California) is an American Oscar-nominated film director and screenwriter. Shelton is known for the many films he has made about sports. more…

All Ron Shelton scripts | Ron Shelton Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Tin Cup script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Tin Cup" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 21 Nov. 2017. <http://www.scripts.com/script/tin_cup_384>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!