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Dogfight (1991)

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Before leaving to fight in Vietnam, a group of teenagers play a game where they try to seduce the ugliest girl they can find.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eddie Birdlace
... Rose
Richard Panebianco ... Berzin
... Oakie
... Benjamin
... Rose Sr.
... Marcie (as E.G. Daily)
Sue Morales ... Ruth Two Bears
... Linda
... Donavin
... Fector
Chris San Nicholas ... Dogfight Buddy
Brian Gotta ... Dogfight Marine
Peg Phillips ... Older Cafe Customer
... Sgt. Judge
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Storyline

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>

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The rules of the dogfight were simple: Everyone puts in fifty bucks. And the guy with the ugliest "date" wins. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive strong language and a sexual scene | See all certifications »
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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Aposta  »

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$394,631
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

River Phoenix'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 »

Goofs

The U.S. Navy Bus that took the "Four B's" to the base in 1963 was a 1967 Ford B-Series bus. See more »

Quotes

Hippie: [to Birdlace] How many babies did you kill?
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WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN
Written by Malvina Reynolds
Published by Schroder Music Co.
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Sweet movie
25 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie contains fantastic performances by Lili Taylor and River Phoenix. The story is very slight and it takes awhile to get going, but for ninety minutes I was interested in these people, especially Taylor. The scene where she orders dinner for herself in an upscale restaurant is very funny. The whole thing makes me miss River very much also.


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