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?
To prepare to play the Four B's, a close group of marines, River Phoenix (Birdlace), Richard Panebianco (Berzin), Mitchell Whitfield (Benjamin), and Anthony Clark (Oakie) were sent for a week of simulated boot camp, run by retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dale Dye
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The U.S. Navy Bus that took the "Four B's" to the base in 1963 was a 1967 Ford B-Series bus. See more
Referenced in Kicking and Screaming
EASIER SAID THAN DONE
Written by William B. Linton and Larry F. Huff
Published by Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co.
Performed by The Essex
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc. See more