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?
Was adapted as a stage musical that played a limited engagement in the summer of 2012. Theatre performers Derek Klena and Lindsay Mendez played the lead roles of Eddie and Rose, respectively. 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
Eddie, what's the problem?
Oh, no problem. Just a man with a mission.
You and me, against the pricks. Are you with me?
Referenced in Kicking and Screaming
HEY LILEY, LILEY LO
(Married Man Gonna Keep Your Secret)
(Hey Lolly Lolly)
Written by Alan Lomax
and Elizabeth Austin
Published by Tro-Ludlow Music, Inc.
Performed by Woody Guthrie
Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. See more