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Dogfight (1991)

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River Phoenix River Phoenix
Eddie Birdlace
Holly Near Holly Near
Rose Sr.
John Lacy John Lacy
Fector


Written by
Bob Comfort Bob Comfort
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A young Marine named Eddie Birdlace (River Phoenix) is set to spend his last night in San Francisco with his military friends before they are deployed to Vietnam in 1963. Eddie and his friends plan to attend a cruel bar event called a "dogfight," which requires Marines to bring unattractive dates who will be judged for their ugliness. Eddie encounters a shy, frumpy girl named Rose (Lili Taylor) whom he brings to the dogfight but finds himself falling for as the night goes on.
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" 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 difference"


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"Pros: Reasonably engaging; very good performance by Lili Taylor (the late River Phoenix is fine as her co-star, but I thought that Taylor did a better job as his "ugly" joke-victim-turned-sort-of-love-interest; perhaps I'm just judging Phoenix by his character, though, whom I really didn't care for); great soundtrack of sixties songs (the film is set during the Vietnam Era). Cons: Drags at times; also (as mentioned above) I didn't like or even particularly care about the "Eddie Birdlace" charac"


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