• 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 Wayne 2022-07-07 21:01:51

      to River

      Even if the movie wasn't starring River, I think I'd really, really like it. In terms of the themes "Reflection on Vietnam War" and "Celebrating Love", this film is actually not new, but the key is how to express it.

      The brilliance of the film's narrative lies in the use of irony. Violent war is like a game in the eyes of a group of rebellious teenagers; the night before going to the battlefield, the young soldiers also opened a game with the theme of "finding the ugliest woman"....

    • By Gillian 2022-07-07 20:59:28

      We Shall Overcome

      A story of a chance encounter ends with regret due to the war
      . The young female director Nancy Savoca has
      done her homework to restore the 1960s, and the casting is also particularly good.
      River Fenix, who
      recruitdied prematurely
      who feels ashamed that he was involved in a prank. Fortunately, the vicious heroine
      Lily Taylor accepted his apology, and the two
      reached a tacit understanding through just one day of communication.

      However, the young...

    • By Alisha 2022-07-07 18:44:21

      About why the address is ripped off

      The first time I didn't understand why the male protagonist liked the female protagonist so much but tore up the address. After watching it again today, I realized that it was his teammates in the back row who found out that he was with the heroine all night, and what they said about the married woman was just an excuse to prevaricate them; and the hero also learned that his teammates in the back row were in Cheating in dogfight, so the two of them agreed to keep it secret in order not...

    • By Alta 2022-07-07 13:03:03

      Thank you for giving me so happy

      Rose, I am holding you in my arms at the moment, and the thousands of words I don't know how to say are turned into warm currents and moisten my heart. I dragged a lame leg in a green military uniform and went back to San Francisco. I walked back to the streets and overpasses where I laughed with you, as if I was colliding with this new world of fancy clothes and rock music. When a stranger asked "how many children have I killed?", I ignored it indifferently. They didn't know that I was a...

    • By Annette 2022-07-07 12:31:15

      gentle night

      It's also for the movies that River suddenly hung up, and the works of the same period in Idaho... So this period must be the peak period of River's short acting career.

      4 Bees, a small team of 4 boys with a little excess energy and hormones, every day silly and cheerful doing some harmless bad things, such as swearing, such as bragging, such as making fun of others, such as who brought the girl in this game The ugliest dogfight, youth is like this, when young people make...

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    • By Shirley 2022-09-28 16:43:55

      Eddie took Rose into the video game concert hall, put coins in every machine, danced to all kinds of music mixes, this is one of the most romantic episodes I...

    • By Frank 2022-09-27 06:42:55

      Everyone said that Revan Phoenix was a great handsome man, and the photos looked really good, so I looked for this film and found that he left a huge ugly head of an American soldier, which can't be compared with the photos at all. I felt cheated. The plot of this movie is average, but it is not ugly. Fans of the brain-dead River must not miss...

    • By Haley 2022-09-16 22:16:33

      I believe that some small details will make all girls laugh, such as the crying face in sorry's O, such as the brand of the suit that has not been removed, and when all the music boxes are opened together. . Anyway, it's a fun romantic light comedy, although the motivation is not very good =...

    • By Vivianne 2022-09-13 10:26:08

      The most impressive scene is that Eddie's small group returned from the war was the only one left, and he tattooed four bees on his arms (just like they promised back then, there must be four bees, because they are 4...

    • By Cristian 2022-09-07 10:13:06

      Folk War is a small and fresh love story. The superficial characters in the first half and the rough reflections in the second half are really not good. River has a special ability, the faint melancholy between his eyebrows is always much better than the script and the...

    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: 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.

    • Hippie: [to Birdlace] How many babies did you kill?