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>
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
[after learning the marines are shipping out
Where are you going?
Okinawa. But I'm aiming for this other place. It's a little country near India called Vietnam.
Yeah, I think I read about it. Aren't they fighting there or something?
No, not really. We'll just be there as advisors to teach them how to take care of the Commies.
That could be dangerous.
Nah. We'll kick a little ass, take a few names. Be back in a couple of months.
THE NITTY GRITTY
Written by Lincoln Chase
Published by Al Gallico Music Corp.
Performed by Shirley Ellis
Courtesy of MCA Records See more