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Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  28 July 1995 (USA)
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To keep the loyalty of a village during the Vietnam war, a U.S. Army officer and his unit struggle to deliver it a live elephant.

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Storyline

During the Vietnam War, a village that American forces are using to spy on the Ho Chi Minh Trail has its sacred elephant killed by the North Vietnamese Army because they were cooperating with the Americans. The villagers need an elephant for a ceremony that will occur within the week. Captain Sam Cahill, an easygoing man who is heading home, and his hotheaded replacement Captain TC Doyle scrounge up another elephant with the help of sneaky supply chief warrant officer David Poole, luckless farmboy Lawrence Farley, and short-timer Harvey Ashford, and transport it across South Vietnam to get it to the village on time, running into all sorts of transport problems, personality conflicts, and an NVA squad that wants the Americans out of the village. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for war action and language | See all certifications »

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$24,700,000 (USA)
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According to Rick Lazzarini, the elephant replicas looked so realistic, they fooled the real elephant when it saw them on the shooting location. See more »

Goofs

In the cast listing David Poole(Dennis Leary) is listed as Lt. Poole. In the movie he is actually a US Army Chief Warrant Officer Three. This can be seen by the right collar bar on his uniform that has a bar with three black boxes and by the Warrant officer insignia on the left collar. See more »

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David Poole: Deal. And, uh, Gilman? I'd still have somebody taste your food.
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Disney goes to Vietnam
15 August 2001 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

The Vietnam War makes a really unorthodox setting for a Disney movie, but this movie goes along quite well, thanks to its performances. Danny Glover and Ray Liotta star as the leaders of a rag-tag American platoon in charge of guarding an elephant and its young Vietnamese trainer on a trip to one part of the divided country to another.

Because of its family-friendly base, OPERATION DUMBO DROP plays it

safe with it's war violence. But who says you need bloody, graphic action in order to make a good war-oriented film? As long as the

performances are stellar, the film wins. Case in point is OPERATION DUMBO DROP.


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