Dogfight Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Dogfight the Movie

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It's 1963 and a baby-faced Marine and his buddies are spending their last night in San Francisco before leaving the U.S. for a tour of duty in Vietnam. They agree to throw a "dogfight," a competition to see who can bring the ugliest date to a party. Birdlace (Phoenix) chooses Taylor, a shy, average-looking waitress who dreams of becoming a folk singer and realizes too late that she doesn't deserve the treatment he's about to subject her to. This quiet film didn't see a wide release, but is worth renting due to an above average script which is held up by the splendid performances of Phoenix and Taylor.


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Available on VHS
Running time 94 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Coming of Age, War Between the Sexes, Period Piece: 1960s, Vietnam War, Buddies, Technicolor Yawn, San Francisco, Flashback
Bob Comfort
River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark, Mitchell Whitfield, Elizabeth (E.G. Dailey) Daily, Holly Near, Brendan Fraser, Margaret "Peg" Phillips
Nancy Savoca
Warner Bros.

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