• Director: Nancy Savoca
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: October 4, 1991
  • Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Vadet
  • "Dogfight" is a comedy film directed by Nancy Savoca and starring River Phoenix and Lily Taylor.
    The film tells the story of soldier Eddie and the "ugliest girl" waiter Rose.


    • Release date October 4, 1991
    • Filming locations Nitelite Lounge - 1920 2nd Avenue, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Production companies Warner Bros.

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    • By Erwin 2022-12-31 12:04:53

      meet in good times

      The soldier who is about to go to the front line meets a girl who loves to sing in the cafe. Eddie, who doesn't know if he will die on the battlefield tomorrow, treats the last night before departure as a hunting night to pick up girls and indulge in carnivals. Ross, full of novelty, wants to break free from the constraints of traditional family life and his mother's teaching, and is eager to try. So, when the truth came out, the date went terribly bad and broke up. Rose...

    • By Burley 2022-12-15 07:35:06

      baskets of spring

      The rules of "dog bites dog" couldn't be simpler: fifty dollars per person, and the winner brings the ugliest girl.

      In 1990, independent film director Nancy Savoca recruited 19-year-old River Phoenix and 23-year-old Lili Taylor to complete a tender anti-war film with her.

      The story takes place in San Francisco in the 1960s. Four Marines (Richard Panebianco as Berzine; Mitchell Whitfield as Benjamin; Anthony Clark as Orchi; River Phoenix as Eddie) are about to leave...

    • By Carli 2022-12-11 07:00:06

      small flat headed him

      After I got all the movies on River, I started to pick the ones I wanted to watch first. Coincidentally, I picked the Soviet-American Spy War, Mosquito Coast and Unlimited Wanted, all of which have similar characters and styles. I don't think there is much room for him to play. Part of the reason why the director chose him to play this series of similar scenes is probably related to River's family background. He follows his parents all the year round. So the directors will always have this...

    • By Lina 2022-12-03 12:50:10

      The years of their bullshit

    • By Wayne 2022-10-22 00:30:35

      cute bird legs

      If you read the first half, you will mistakenly think it is a love story between a sweet soldier and a good girl. With the support of the lovely Xiaohe and the heroine, the two people's rebellious adventure in a high-end hotel and a dream of spring night are very charming. But it's a Vietnam War movie, so it doesn't stop there.


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    • By Janiya 2023-01-03 12:50:26

      Xiaohe looks too handsome and Lily's voice is too sexy. It can also be regarded as a romantic love, a male protagonist full of foul-mouthed words, and a rustic female protagonist, but he was abused to tears during the piano playing. There may not be such a faceless story in reality, but the damage of the war is particularly heavy. The male protagonist's eyebrows seem to be iced at times,...

    • By Avis 2022-12-06 11:44:56

      There are not many love movies in the true sense of River, this is probably the purest and freshest one. River, who is stunned and green, has the uninhibited and casual nature of the young people of that era, but there is still a trace of tenderness and vulnerability in his bones. The girl played by Lily is warm and real, and that big hug at the end is worth a thousand words. My favorite is before dawn, River is running towards the end of the road, as if to break through the horizon and blend...

    • By Jacey 2022-10-20 11:00:46

      The heroine of OHMYGEE was made just for me, should I and river be good at acting? Neurotic, paranoid, simple or profound... well, it's a shameless personality cult for river, obsessed that if he was still alive, there would be no Leon today... oh. The movie version [What Have They Done to the Rain] is really nice. the freewheelin', bob, suze is an icon that can never be avoided in the 1960s,...

    • By Devon 2022-10-18 01:41:14

      Those who leave, never leave." "Those who stay may not be worth staying—" Those who will be remembered by the world for a lifetime. At the most glorious moment, they gave the world a smile, and then burned to the ground. It will probably be preserved like this forever. Because many, many people believe in his mythical name "Phoenix...

    • By Amir 2022-10-14 07:48:57

      Quietly, silently, hugging. Embrace that stupid, silly girl who is a little paranoid about...

    Movie plot

    In order to win the prize of the "Ugliest Girl Contest", soldier Eddie (River Phoenix) finds the waiter Rose (Lili Taylor), whom he met at a restaurant by chance, to tell him what he is about to experience. , Rose knew nothing. In the end, not only did Eddie fail to get the bonus, but Rose also left angrily because of everyone's ridicule and exclusion.
    Eddie, whose conscience is condemned, finds Rose, and the two reunite after an...
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    Movie quotes

    • Eddie Birdlace: Why do we bullshit each other like this?

      Berzin: Are you kidding me? Look, I bullshit you, you bullshit me. We take our bullshit from the military, who takes their bullshit from President Kennedy, who takes bullshit from everyone else. And that's what makes us Americans, Birdlace.

    • Eddie Birdlace: Where's our FUCKING drinks?

      Rose: You boys sure like to swear.

      Eddie Birdlace: No, we just like to drink.

    • Rose: [after learning the marines are shipping out] Where are you going?

      Eddie Birdlace: Okinawa. But I'm aiming for this other place. It's a little country near India called Vietnam.

      Rose: Yeah, I think I read about it. Aren't they fighting there or something?

      Eddie Birdlace: No, not really. We'll just be there as advisors to teach them how to take care of the Commies.

      Rose: That could be dangerous.

      Eddie Birdlace: Nah. We'll kick a little ass, take a few names. Be back in a couple of months.