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?
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
The picture of American musician Bob Dylan
that Rose points out to on her wall was taken in 1964, while the scene takes place in 1963. See more
what did the ghost say to the bee? Boobee.
Referenced in Film Geek
WE SHALL OVERCOME
Traditional, arranged 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