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This is about the film; for aerial combat between military aircraft, see dog fight, for the blood sport of two dogs fighting, see Dog fighting.

Dogfight (1991) is a film set in San Francisco, California, during the Vietnam War (19631966), and stars River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.

It explores the love between a young marine, Eddie Birdlace, on his way to Vietnam, and a young woman, Rose Fenny. Both lovers are portrayed as innocent and inexperienced: Birdlace is angry and inept, and Fenny is idealistic but unsophisticated.

The "dogfight" refers to an "ugly date" contest which Taylor, if she worked hard at it, barely qualified for, even though she ultimately "wins".

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Adapted from the Wikinfo article Dogfight (http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.phtml?title=Dogfight), licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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