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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's marine haircut (called a "high-and-tight") was deemed so unflattering that Warner Bros. requested highlights be added to Phoenix's hair to soften the young actor's appearance. See more
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How'd you like to eat my shit?
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WE SHALL OVERCOME
Written by Zilphia Horton
, Guy Carawan
, Frank Hamilton and Pete Seeger
Published by Tro-Ludlow Music, Inc.
Performed by Pete Seeger
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more