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Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)

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To keep the loyalty of a native village during the Vietnam war, a US Army officer and his unit struggle to deliver it a live elephant.

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Capt. Sam Cahill
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Sp4 Harvey (H.A.) Ashford
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Sp5 Lawrence Farley
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Linh
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Goddard (as Tcheky Karyo)
Hoang Ly ...
Col. Nguyen
Vo Trung Anh ...
Lt. Quang, NVA
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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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When you weigh four tons, it's hard to be a secret weapon. See more »


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

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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Dumbo Drop  »

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$24,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

It only took six weeks to shoot the scenes with the elephant replicas. See more »

Goofs

When BoTat and the Soldiers come under fire boating down the river, if you watch carefully, one of the mortar rounds can be seen bouncing partially out of the mortar pipe on deck the VC boat and falling back in instead of being fired out like it should. See more »

Quotes

Capt. T.C. Doyle: Does anybody else here know how to work an elephant?
Harvey (H.A.) Ashford: I was in love with a fat woman once, but she never listened to me.
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Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: Christmas? Christmas! (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BARTERED BRIDE
Written by Bedrich Smetana
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
Courtesy of Sonton Music
By Arrangement with Associated Production Music
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Underrated
4 July 2004 | by (Virginia Beach, VA) – See all my reviews

Operation Dumbo Drop was actually a nice movie in my opinion. Based on a true story it had a nice flowing story line full of action and family-appropriate material. Great actors such as Danny Glover helped the film come alive and send out strong messages. Not the best motion picture.. but it was fun and definitely did/does not deserve the type of criticism I often see it getting. It is a great film for a family movie night or even when you're alone and simply bored. Children and Adults alike can appreciate the exciting action (accompanied with only occasional mild violence), cute humor, and expressed morals and the importance of human kindness. History bluffs would also enjoy this since it takes place during the Vietnam War and shows some interesting details. Overall I believe the movie as a whole deserved at least a 7/10 rating.

-Amanda, Miss Movie Bluff


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