Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Nancy Savoca
Production: Warner Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

I need a drink.

Let me buy you a drink.

Make it up to you.

I swear, I thought you were Betty.

When I say "spitting image"...

You have no Lynx Leg blood in you?


The Marines have landed.

- Oh, great.

- I'll be there in an hour.

- What I was saying, Gladys...

- Alice.

Sorry, Alice. I was saying you're nice.

I'm being sincere.

Listen, I'm a United States Marine.

I'm leaving tomorrow morning to Okinawa.

I wanted to have a nice time, that's all.

- You want a nice time?

- Yeah.

Get yourself a streetwalker.

Fucking shit!

Excuse me.

Oh, it's pouring out.

We're going to get soaked.

What will you have?

A cup of coffee's fine...

And I'll take one of those delicious-looking

doughnuts, too, please.

- What kind you want?

- Chocolate, please.

Say, are these things homemade?


Well, they smell it.

We're going to be closing soon.


Please. Don't stop. You sound real good.

It's great. It's one of my favorite songs.

Actually, it reminds me a lot of...

Of Jim Swaine's music.

Don't you think so?

I don't know him.

Wow. Jim Swaine?

Well, he's just...

Well, you've heard of Dylan, right?

Bob Dylan?


Jim Swaine is a major influence

on Dylan's music.

I thought...

...Woody Guthrie was Dylan's influence.

Well, yeah.

There's Woody,

and then there's Jim Swaine.

In fact, I think that Jim Swaine and Woody

cowrote some songs together.

If I'm not mistaken.

I thought Woody wrote pretty much

on his own.

Sometimes he did. He did, most definitely.

But sometimes, he would, you know,

collaborate with Swaine.

In other words, Woody wrote the words,

and Swaine wrote the music.

Other times, they'd switch.

See what I'm saying?

Like that famous song of his.

You know the one I mean?

- This Land Is Your Land?

- This Land Is Your Land. Exactly.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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