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>
Did You Know?
running down the street after he left Rose was the last scene shot and was not intended. It was added last minute when everyone noticed the skyline. River was told to run and didn't know why. He laughed through the whole scene because everyone yelled "Run River Run!" 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 did the ghost say to the bee? Boobee.
Referenced in Film Geek
Words and Music by Solomon Linda
Additional words and music by Paul Campbell
Published by Tro-Folkways Music Publishers, Inc.
Performed by The Weavers
Courtesy of Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Co.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more