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Oscar-nominee River Phoenix ("Running On Empty," "My Own Private Idaho") and Lili Taylor ("I Shot Andy Warhol," "Mystic Pizza") star in this heartfelt romance set in San Francisco about a group of Marines on their last night stateside before shipping out to Vietnam. Directed by Nancy Savoca ("True Love"), The New York Times calls this film "intelligent ... affecting ... astonishing," and the Wall Street Journal calls it "a delight ... a romance with heart."
This Movie Will Break Your Heart...In A Good Way
I'm so glad this is finally on Itunes. I've never been a River Phoenix fan, but he's really nuanced in this role. The entire cast is spectacular...particularly Lily Taylor. Invited on a date with a cute soldier, she discovers (too late) that the soldiers were competing to bring the ugliest date - hence the "dog fight." The pain and vulnerability Lily shows at that moment just takes your breath away. And, surprisingly, EG Daly (most people know her from the PeeWee Herman movies) is an absolute gem. She manages to make the audience laugh at and feel sorry for her character - at the same time. She should have been a much bigger actress than she became. The ending's more than a bit contrived, but after everything you go through with these characters, that's okay. Such a good movie!
One of my all time favorite movies! <3
I came across this movie about 2 weeks ago and I can honestly say that this is probably my all time favorite romance movie! I really enjoyed the storyline and I love that you saw a relationship develope between the two characters after a rocky begining. The thing I love the most about this film was River Phoenix and Lili Taylor's acting. They made it extremely easy for you to fall in love with the characters. This movie will make you laugh and cry and I truly recommend it! It is 100 times better then your typical romance movie today and Dogfight deserves to be recognized as a classic romance movie :)
This is the cutest movie ever!!! This is one of my favorite movies from River Phoenix. It is soo adorable and romantic. Unlike typical predictable movies today i highly reccomend this as a classic meant to be praised. :)
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1991
- © 1991 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- Dogfight (Original Cast Recording)
- Various Artists