1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called 'Dogfight': all of them seek a woman for a party, and who finds the most ugly one, wins a prize. Eddie finds the lonesome pacifist Rose working in a coffee shop. She's happy to accompany him - but then she sees through the game. However by this time he already learned to like her, so he follows her home. Will he manage to win her heart despite their differences? Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The rules of the dogfight were simple: Everyone puts in fifty bucks. And the guy with the ugliest "date" wins.
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Did You Know?
The character of Rose was originally supposed to be markedly overweight, but Lili Taylor
made such an impression on director Nancy Savoca
that the diminutive actress eventually won the part. Taylor did, however, gain 12 lbs. for the role and wore padding underneath her clothing. See more
The picture of American musician Bob Dylan
that Rose points out to on her wall was taken in 1964, while the scene takes place in 1963. See more
Are you ready to order?
Yes, goddammit. I'm going to have the fucking poached salmon, with the son-of-a-bitching rice, and a dirty bastard salad with a shitload of Roquefort dressing. Thank you. And um, who knows what this asshole wants.
Uh, I'll just take a fucking beer.
SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
Written by Buddy Johnson
(as B. Johnson)
Performed by Lenny Welch
Published by Warner Bros. Inc.
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more