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
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
How'd you like to eat my shit?
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