Dogfight (1991)

Set in San Francisco in 1963, this highly original and thought-provoking drama chronicles the brief relationship between a young Marine who is about to be shipped out to Vietnam and the rather plain aspiring folk singer who teaches him a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 13, 1991
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Savoca's second film also deals with sexual politics, centering on a type of woman seldom seen in American movies

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Dustin Putman

A virtually unknown gem, and is one of the sweetest, most touching romances of the decade.

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Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide

The great casting in this film is evident from the stars to the supporting actors and even to the bit players.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Creatively deals with insecurity, group pressures, male machismo and loneliness

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Dogfight is cruel, poignant, and yet played out. This is one of the more unique period pieces, an independent film made right at the peak of River… More
Nani Vang
Aw..the ending was sweet and sad at the same time.
Kevin M. Williams
A touching little gem of a piece as a new couple enjoy a night on the town before he ships overseas to be an advisor in Vietnam. Phoenix and Taylor are… More
Leigh Ryan
Mean and he deserves to suffer...
Jan Marc Macababayao
Set San Francisco, California during the Vietnam War, Dogfight conceives the innocent and inexperienced relationship of an unsophisticated woman and a young… More
Mike T.
This endearing, uniquely funny romance movie works as well as it does because River Phoenix and Lili Taylor turn in such convincing, interesting performances.… More