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?
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?
To prepare to play the Four B's, a close group of marines, River Phoenix (Birdlace), Richard Panebianco (Berzin), Mitchell Whitfield (Benjamin), and Anthony Clark (Oakie) were sent for a week of simulated boot camp, run by retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dale Dye
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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
It's just really nice to talk to someone. Really nice.
Referenced in Clerks
DON'T THINK TWICE, IT'S ALRIGHT
Written by Bob Dylan
Published by Dwarf Music and Warner Bros. Inc.
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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