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?
running down the street after he left Rose was the last scene shot and was not intended. It was added last minute when everyone noticed the skyline. River was told to run and didn't know why. He laughed through the whole scene because everyone yelled "Run River Run!" See more
Edward Birdlace says his birthday, November 26, is coming up "next Monday". In 1963 - when the scene was set - November 26 (four days after JFK's assassination) was on a Tuesday. See more
Where's our FUCKING drinks?
You boys sure like to swear.
No, we just like to drink.
Referenced in Kicking and Screaming
THE BIRD'S THE WORD
Written by Al Frazier
, Carl White, John Harris
and Turner Wilson Jr.
Used by permission of Beechwood Music Corp.
Performed by The Rivingtons
Courtesy of EMI, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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