Nancy Savoca

Dogfight

Dogfight

An ineffably bittersweet portrait of youth in the 1960s, Nancy Savoca’s funny, sensitive tale of love and war etches two vividly alive characters: aspiring San Francisco folk singer Rose (Lili Taylor) and hotheaded, Vietnam-bound marine Eddie Birdlace (River Phoenix), who meet on the occasion of a cruelly misogynistic party where men compete to bring the most unattractive dates they can find. But what begins as a night to forget unexpectedly develops into something far more meaningful. Featuring music by folk legends Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Pete Seeger, Dogfight captures the miracle of human connection while gracefully subverting ideas surrounding machismo, patriotic duty, and the very meaning of America itself.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1991
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1216

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Nancy Savoca, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Savoca and producer Richard Guay
  • New interview with Savoca and actor Lili Taylor conducted by filmmaker Mary Harron
  • New interviews with cinematographer Bobby Bukowski, production designer Lester W. Cohen, script supervisor Mary Cybulski, music supervisor Jeffrey Kimball, supervising sound editor Tim Squyres, and editor John Tintori
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Christina Newland

    New cover inspired by an original theatrical poster

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Apr 30, 2024

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Nancy Savoca, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Savoca and producer Richard Guay
  • New interview with Savoca and actor Lili Taylor conducted by filmmaker Mary Harron
  • New interviews with cinematographer Bobby Bukowski, production designer Lester W. Cohen, script supervisor Mary Cybulski, music supervisor Jeffrey Kimball, supervising sound editor Tim Squyres, and editor John Tintori
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Christina Newland

    New cover inspired by an original theatrical poster
Dogfight
Cast
River Phoenix
Birdlace
Lili Taylor
Rose
Richard Panebianco
Berzin
Anthony Clark
Okie
Mitchell Whitfield
Benjamin
Holly Near
Rose Sr.
E. G. Daily
Marcie
Sue Morales
Ruth Two Bears
Christina Mastin
Linda
Christopher Shaw
Donavin
John Lacy
Fector
Brendan Fraser
Sailor 1
Credits
Director
Nancy Savoca
Produced by
Peter Newman
Produced by
Richard Guay
Written by
Bob Comfort
Edited by
John Tintori
Director of photography
Bobby Bukowski
Production designer
Lester W. Cohen
Supervising sound editor
Tim Squyres
Associate producer
Llewellyn Wells
Casting by
Marion Dougherty
Costume designer
Eugenie Bafaloukos
Executive producer
Cathleen Summers
Music supervisor
Jeffrey Kimball
Script supervisor
Mary Cybulski