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Warner Bros.' "Dogfight," a coming-of-age story directed by Nancy Savoca and starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, will open here on _________________ at the __________________ Theater(s).

Set in San Francisco during the 1960s, "Dogfight" tells the story of a group of Marines on their last night Stateside before shipping out to Vietnam. They plan a cruel game that, for one member of the group, has unexpected consequences when he meets a shy but empathetic young woman. River Phoenix was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Sidney Lumet's "Running on Empty" and drew critical acclaim for his role in Rob Reiner's "Stand By Me." His additional film credits include "Explorers," "Little Nikita," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "The Mosquito Coast," "I Love You To Death" and the currently filming "My Own Private Idaho."

Lili Taylor made her feature-film debut in "Mystic Pizza" and has gone on to appear in "Say Anything," "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Bright Angel." She is currently filming "The Arrowtooth Waltz."

Nancy Savoca's first film, "True Love," which she co-wrote and directed, received the Grand Jury Award at the U.S. Film Festival in 1989. "Dogfight" is her second feature film.

Warner Bros. Presents A Peter Newman Production of A Film by Nancy Savoca: River Phoenix and Lili Taylor in "Dogfight." The film is executive produced by Cathleen Summers, produced by Peter Newman and Richard Guay, and written by Bob Comfort. The director is Nancy Savoca. Bobby Bukowski is the director of photography, Lester Cohen is the production designer and John Tintori is the film editor. Distributed by Warner Bros., A Time Warner Company.