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Dogfight (1991)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  4 October 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Richard Panebianco ...
Berzin
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Benjamin
Holly Near ...
Rose Sr.
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Marcie (as E.G. Daily)
Sue Morales ...
Ruth Two Bears
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Linda
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Fector
Chris San Nicholas ...
Dogfight Buddy
Brian Gotta ...
Dogfight Marine
Peg Phillips ...
Older Cafe Customer
Neal Allen ...
Sgt. Judge
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Storyline

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>

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The rules of the dogfight were simple: Everyone puts in fifty bucks. And the guy with the ugliest "date" wins. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language and a sexual scene | See all certifications »
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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Aposta  »

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$394,631 (USA)
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Eddie Birdlace: Out-fucking-standing!
Oakie: Out-fucking-standing!
Berzin: Out-fucking-standing!
Benjamin: Out-fucking-standing!
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Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

PARTY LIGHTS
Written by Claudine Clark
Published by Music Corporation of America, Inc.
Performed by Claudine Clark
Courtesy of Chancellor Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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A Perfect Film
12 December 2002 | by (Hardwick, Vermont) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film because I am a River Phoenix fan, but when Ms.

Taylor appeared on the screen my breath was taken away. Never before

have I witnessed a more likable charater as well as an incredibly

sincere performance by such a young actress. I also was curious as to how anyone could tell a story about the Vietnam

war in a new way. Bob Comfort, the screenwriter is a genius as is Nancy

Savoca, the director. The closing scene is brilliant in its use of silence and facial

expressions. The war footage is minimal but poignant. This is a perfect

film and one of the best films eve


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