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>
Did You Know?
The first and last scenes (River Phoenix
on the bus and then River and Rose reuniting) were both shot the first day of filming. River was upset about this unusual way of movie making because he had to shoot the last scene before making the whole movie. See more
Through the rear window of a bus can be seen a "do not enter" traffic sign (red circle with a white bar). European style traffic signs were not approved for use in the U.S. until the late 1960s and installations began in the 1970s. See more
Where's our FUCKING drinks?
You boys sure like to swear.
No, we just like to drink.
Referenced in Kicking and Screaming
TWIST, TWIST SEÑORA
Written by Frank Guida
, Gene Barge
and Joseph Royster
Published by Rockmasters International Network
Performed by Gary U.S. Bonds
Courtesy of Legrand Records/F. Guida Productions
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment See more