1996, Warner Bros., 135 min, USA, Dir: Ron Shelton

The director and star of BULL DURHAM reteam for this engaging romantic comedy set in the world of professional golf. Kevin Costner is Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy, a gifted but reckless ex-golfer now content to hang out with his buddies on the driving range he owns. When a beautiful psychologist (Rene Russo) shows up for golf lessons, he’s immediately attracted but the woman already has a boyfriend (McAvoy’s former golf partner, now a tournament star). Tin Cup hits the comeback trail to battle his old rival for the U.S. Open title and Russo’s affections. With Don Johnson and Cheech Marin.

1988, MGM Repertory, 108 min, Dir: Ron Shelton

This debut feature from writer-director (and ex-minor leaguer) Ron Shelton was ranked the No. 1 greatest sports movie of all time by Sports Illustrated. Kevin Costner is pitch-perfect as “Crash” Davis, a catcher who’s devoted a dozen years to baseball with only 21 days in the majors to show for it. Assigned to mentor a promising pitcher (Tim Robbins), he must compete for the rookie’s attention with Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon), the team groupie who dates one player every season. As they groom the hurler for the big leagues, Crash and Annie gradually are drawn to each other.

1987, Paramount, 119 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

Director Brian De Palma and screenwriter David Mamet turn the raw material of 1960s television and American crime history into the stuff of glorious cinematic mythology in this literate, visually arresting gangster epic. Kevin Costner is treasury agent Eliot Ness, Robert De Niro is his nemesis Al Capone, and Sean Connery is the grizzled cop who does things "the Chicago way."

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