In 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?
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
The picture of American musician Bob Dylan
that Rose points out to on her wall was taken in 1964, while the scene takes place in 1963. 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 Film Geek
Written by Abner Spector
Published by Bonnyview Music Corp.
Performed by The Corsairs
Courtesy of Original Sound Records Co., Inc. See more