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 character of Rose was originally supposed to be markedly overweight, but Lili Taylor
made such an impression on director Nancy Savoca
that the diminutive actress eventually won the part. Taylor did, however, gain 12 lbs. for the role and wore padding underneath her clothing. 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
What's a 'jarhead'?
Oh, that's just what we call ourselves. You see, i'm a United States marine. It's okay if we say it but if a squid say's it, you know, a sailor? then it's fist city. But it's alright if a, if a woman say's it... especially if she can sing as good as you can.
Thanks. Thanks very much. Jarhead.
Referenced in Film Geek
SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
Written by Buddy Johnson
(as B. Johnson)
Performed by Lenny Welch
Published by Warner Bros. Inc.
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more